The Cement Garden: Book by Ian McEwan

The Cement Garden

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ISBN: 9780099755111    Publisher: Random House Year of publishing: 2006     Format:  Paperback No of Pages: 144        Language: English
In the relentless summer heat, four abruptly orphaned children retreat into a shadowy, isolated world, and find their own strange and unsettling ways of fending for themselves...

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About the author: Ian McEwan
Ian McEwan is the author of two collections of stories and eleven previous novels, including 'Enduring Love', 'Amsterdam', for which he won the Booker... Read more
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 'On Chesil Beach. '
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Review:
A macabre but unforgettable tale" -- John Boyne Guardian "Darkly impressive" The Times "Marvellously creates the atmosphere of youngsters given that instant adulthood they all crave, where the...Read more
A macabre but unforgettable tale" -- John Boyne Guardian "Darkly impressive" The Times "Marvellously creates the atmosphere of youngsters given that instant adulthood they all crave, where the ordinary takes on a mysterious glow and the extraordinary seems rather commonplace. It is difficult to fault the writing or the construction of this eerie fable" Sunday Times "An extremely assured, technically adept and compelling piece of work" Observer "A shocking book, morbid, full of repellant imagery - and irresistibly readable...The effect achieved by McEwan's quiet, precise and sensuous touch is that of magic realism - a transfiguration of the ordinary that has far stronger retinal and visceral impact than the flabby surrealism of so many experimental novels" New York Review of Books
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