Ian McEwan – Amsterdam

 

A novel that spills over the paranormal

The story begins with a young woman’s funeral and continues through her lover’s adventures after the ceremony. The novel is written in a light tone and raises issues that, apparently, have nothing to with one another, but are linked by the logic of the work itself: euthanasia, press ethics, the value of art. It is worth reading to the last pages in order not to miss the agreeably surreal conclusion. However, this is no earth-shattering work.

Translation by Paola Roveda (edited by Roma O’Flaherty)