Isn’t it funny what people find to write books about? I have a love/hate relationship with Mr McEwan. I love his attention to detail; his observation of down-to-earth everyday thoughts or occurrences adds an elegance and realism to his writing which I find beguiling. But then on the other hand his plots and his characters always leave me underwhelmed, and kind of little bit annoyed that I spent all that time sitting there reading his book. I don’t know quite how I expected this one to end, but at least it wasn’t the cheap, short-changing ending that Atonement got saddled with. Be nice to your readers, Mr McEwan, then they will buy more of your books!