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Book Summary of Amsterdam

On a chilly February day two old friends meet in the throng outside a crematorium to pay their last respects to Molly Lane. Both Clive Linley and Vernon Halliday had been Molly's lovers in the days before they reached their current eminence, Clive as Britain's most successful modern composer, Vernon as editor of the quality broadsheet, The Judge. Gorgeous, feisty Molly had had other lovers too, notably Julian Garmony, Foreign Secretary, a notorious right-winger tipped to be the next prime minister. In the days that follow Molly's funeral Clive and Vernon will make a pact that will have consequences neither has foreseen. Each will make a disastrous moral decision, their friendship will be tested to its limits and Julian Garmony will be fighting for his political life.

About The Author
Ian McEwan is the author of two collections of stories and eleven previous novels, including Enduring Love, Amsterdam, for which he won the Booker Prize in 1998, Atonement and, most recently, On Chesil Beach.

Details of Book: Amsterdam (BSID:5340)

Book Amsterdam
Author Ian McEwan
ISBN 0099535130
ISBN-13 9780099535133, 978-0099535133
Binding Paperback
Publisher Random House
Publishing Date 2009
Number of Pages 192
Language English
Dimensions 7.01 x 4.37 x 0.67 inches
Weight 102 grams

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will March 27, 2008 review from Goodreads

Amsterdam by Ian McEwanIs it just me or do other people "shy away" from books that look a little too intellectual for them? I read because I enjoy it. I am at an age where I don't need to read to impress. I like a good book (and I hate a bad book) and will read anything that interests me. I am s...

Gloria August 06, 2011 review from Goodreads

I needed something starting with A to read for the A to Z book challenge and this has been sitting on my shelf since I went through a frenzy of buying booker shortlisted novels several years ago, back when I was still keen to impress myself and fellow commuters with my reading choices.The books s...

Chris November 18, 2008 review from Goodreads

I tried to read McEwan's Enduring Love, was bored by a little too much phoned-in prose, and ended up reading Amsterdam instead, because it sat on the shelf of my rental, between The Lovely Bones and a Harlequin Intrigue sampler.In retrospect, that was about right. What the hell, Amsterdam. I read...

George May 05, 2012 review from Goodreads

Amsterdam is a superb, eerie book. In it McEwan's theme is the moral limit of man when the potential for personal greatness and fame is present. At certain points the relentless selfish ambition of characters is astounding.McEwan constructs a world that is recognisably our own using key component...

Alison October 27, 2009 review from Goodreads

I'm tired of the super-twist endings and the ponderous philosophical musings on guilt and morality. I'm tired of successful, monied people in nicely renovated townhouses feeling sorry for themselves. Maybe I don't get Ian McEwan. I'm okay with that. But I'm not going to read another one of these.


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