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In itself, the accident would change the couple and the survivors' lives, filling them with an uneasy combination of shame, happiness, and endless self-reproach. But fate has far more unpleasant things in store for Joe. Meeting the eye of fellow rescuer Jed Parry, for example, turns out to be a very bad move. For Jed is instantly obsessed, making the first of many calls to Joe and Clarissa's London flat that very night. Soon he's openly shadowing Joe and writing him endless letters. (One insane epistle begins, "I feel happiness running through me like an electrical current. I close my eyes and see you as you were last night in the rain, across the road from me, with the unspoken love between us as strong as steel cable.") Worst of all, Jed's version of love comes to seem a distortion of Joe's feelings for Clarissa.
Apart from the incessant stalking, it is the conditionals--the contingencies--that most frustrate Joe, a scientific journalist. If only he and Clarissa had gone straight home from the airport... If only the wind hadn't picked up... If only he had saved Jed's 29 messages in a single day... Ian McEwan has long been a poet of the arbitrary nightmare, his characters ineluctably swept up in others' fantasies, skidding into deepening violence, and--worst of all--becoming strangers to those who love them. Even his prose itself is a masterful and methodical exercise in de-familiarisation. But Enduring Love and its underrated predecessor, Black Dogs, are also meditations on knowledge and perception as well as brilliant manipulations of our own expectations. By the novel's end, you will be surprisingly unafraid of hot-air balloons, but you won't be too keen on looking a stranger in the eye. --Alex Freeman -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine vergriffene oder nicht verfügbare Ausgabe dieses Titels.
'Enduring Love' by Ian McEwan is a great post-modern novel.
The plot is about Joe, which works as an science journalist and his wife Clarissa, an professor at university. Lesen Sie weiter...
So beginnt diese faszinierend-furchteinflößende Geschichte rund um die gnadenlos-gleichgültige Macht der allumfassenden Kontingenz, welche die maßgebliche... Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 26. Dezember 2011 von Michael Dienstbier
"Enduring Love" is one of the top five in my list of the most favourite books I've ever read in my life. Ian McEwan is a great author. Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 12. November 2009 von Danny B.
This was the first book I read by this author, and at first I felt quite disappointed. There were some really boring passages with little action and occasionally I lost interest in... Lesen Sie weiter...Am 3. November 2002 veröffentlicht
The opening chapter is amazing. You won't forget it or be able to stop reading it. It's a fantastic opening to a good book, though the first half is better than the second. Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 26. Juni 2000 von Ryan
How do science and religion compete for the minds of humans? How do we cope when someone we love acts contrary to our passionately held beliefs? When does love turn to obsession? Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 21. Juni 2000 von Robin Elliott
I tend to listen to audio books when I commute, but this story is so intriguing that I find myself listening to it at home just to find out what happens. Lesen Sie weiter...Am 2. Juni 2000 veröffentlicht
The amazing opening sequence is probably the most masterful passage that I've enjoyed from any of McEwan's novels. Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 26. Mai 2000 von Christopher A. Smith
This novel is home to some of the strongest contemporary prose I have read. Unfortunately, it is not built on a very sturdy foundation. Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 23. Mai 2000 von Brendan W Kerr