A brief description of poems, stories, essays and God knows what else that I've admired and thought worth mentioning.
Monday, April 19, 2010
Ian McEwan, reconsidered
I've read a small amount of Ian McEwan, and seen a movie or two. (Cement Garden is very good and very weird.) I think up till now, I've kind of held myself back from his work, as I had a sense of him as being a bit cerebral. But after hearing him interviewed last night, I've reversed my decision. What is it with these Brits and their charming accents and their unassuming manner and excellent education? As a red-blooded American, that should be enough for me to hate them. Sigh. I don't. In fact, I am just the tiniest bit in love.