Atonement by Ian McEwan

Atonement

Ian McEwan

372 pages first pub 2001 (editions)

fiction historical literary emotional reflective sad slow-paced

Description

Ian McEwan’s symphonic novel of love and war, childhood and class, guilt and forgiveness provides all the satisfaction of a brilliant narrative and the provocation we have come to expect from this master of English prose. On a hot summer day in 19...

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Moods

emotional 81%
sad 73%
reflective 68%
dark 37%
tense 28%
challenging 27%
mysterious 12%
adventurous 5%
hopeful 5%
informative 3%
inspiring 2%

Pace

slow 53%
medium 42%
fast 4%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 48% | A mix: 42% | Plot: 8%

Strong character development?

Yes: 70% | It's complicated: 24% | No: 5%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 55% | Yes: 23% | No: 20%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 84% | Yes: 8% | It's complicated: 3% | N/A: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 92% | It's complicated: 5% | No: 1%

Average rating

3.92

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