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Cement Garden
Cement Garden | Ian McEwan
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In this tour de force of psychological unease--now a major motion picture starring Charlotte Gainsbourg and Sinead Cusack--McEwan excavates the ruins of childhood and uncovers things that most adults have spent a lifetime forgetting--or denying. "Possesses the suspense and chilling impact of Lord of the Flies".--Washington Post Book World.
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KarenUK
The Cement Garden | Ian McEwan
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#7days7covers #CoverCrush #Day6 💕

I tag @ValerieAndBooks if you‘d like to play along? Just post 1 cover you love, each day for 7 days, no explanation needed and use the hashtags 😊💕

Cinfhen Makes me want to read the blurb!!! 4d
KarenUK I love these McEwan covers by Vintage.... they are all kind of intriguing... @cinfhen 4d
ValerieAndBooks Very striking cover! Ok this should be fun to do 😊 4d
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BarbaraBB A much better cover than mine for this book - although I am not sure what‘s the connection to the story?! 4d
KarenUK @BarbaraBB I think it pictures one of the dresses the eldest sister wears.....🤷‍♀️ 4d
BarbaraBB Probably indeed. It looks more adult though than I imagine her. It‘a subjective, I know! 4d
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KarenUK
Cement Garden | Ian McEwan
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Pickpick

This book is SO dark and twisted! It‘s a car-crash, in that it‘s horrifying and unsettling yet I couldn‘t stop reading!
Narrated uncomfortably by Jack, a callow teen loner, he and his 3 siblings hide the death of their mum to avoid going into care. The eldest, Julie is so manipulative, and she leads the unsupervised clan further into disturbing dysfunction.
TW for incest and simple F‘d-up-ness! But wow am I always captivated by McEwan‘s writing!

MrsMalaprop Have had this on my #tbr shelf for years. Need to get to it when I‘m in the mood for a twisted read 😆. 3mo
LeahBergen Well, now. I better read this! 😆 3mo
KarenUK @LeahBergen You have been warned! 😂 3mo
LeahBergen 😆😆 Have you read his The Comfort of Strangers? That is SUCH a weird one, too. 3mo
erzascarletbookgasm Will get this further up the pile now 😁 3mo
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KarenUK
The Cement Garden | Ian McEwan
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#nextup this one... I usually ❤️McEwan and I‘ve heard this is possibly his best novel... Excited! 🤞
Started our day with a couples massage, a float around the lazy river... now chilling in a beautiful shady oasis.... I could get a bit too used to this! 💕

youneverarrived Sounds idyllic 💚 3mo
batsy I thought this was very good... But so very hard (subject-wise) to read 💔 3mo
Daisey Sounds like a lovely day! Also, this book is in my Kindle list, so good to hear it's considered one of McEwan's best. 3mo
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Kalalalatja Sounds perfect! 3mo
LeahBergen Enjoy your day! 3mo
BarbaraBB I am looking forward to your thoughts. It wasn‘t my favorite McEwan! 3mo
TheLudicReader I liked this one, but Atonement is my fave. 3mo
KarenUK Thanks all! It‘s been such a treat to be away! 😎💕 @youneverarrived @LeahBergen @Daisey @Kalalalatja 3mo
KarenUK @BarbaraBB @batsy @Daisey @TheLudicReader Just finished it! Wow was it uncomfortable and disturbing... 😳...but McEwan gets me every time with his writing.... 3mo
TheLudicReader I remember seeing this movie a long, long time ago. I think McEwan could write anything. 3mo
BarbaraBB Glad you liked it! 3mo
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KarenUK
Cement Garden | Ian McEwan
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#tenonmytbr
Saw this hashtag on instagram so I thought I‘d use it for my possible #junetbr
Currently reading Orlando by Virginia Woolf, The Things she‘s Seen, and also a reread of Lauren Groff‘s Florida for a bookclub....

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LittleWonder
The Cement Garden | Ian McEwan
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Mehso-so

So. Um. Yeeaaaaah. That's my review. I had a love hate relationship with this short read. THE most disturbing book in a long while. If that was the intention by the author, then it completely worked. *Trigger warning for sensitive readers!*

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LittleWonder
The Cement Garden | Ian McEwan
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When you read and suddenly the words turn into lyrics in your head - specifically a Madonna song. 😳🎼🎤The book was made into a film 🎬and the dialogue was used for the song. Now I have to see the film.

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Ubookquitous
The Cement Garden | Ian McEwan
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#gardentitle #aprilbookshowers I threw in The Constant Gardener because someone has to tend all these gardens

@RealLifeReading

RealLifeReading 😂😂😂 2y
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diovival
The Cement Garden | Ian McEwan
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batsy This book is so good but also one of the hardest books I've ever has to read, in terms of its subject. 2y
8leagueboot I'm never emotionally ready for Ian McEwan. 2y
diovival @8leagueboot This is the only McEwan book I own and I haven't read any others. It's been sitting on the shelf for a long while. On a scale of 1 to 10, how wrecked will I be if I read this? 2y
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diovival @batsy Is reading this gonna feel like I've been punched in the gut? 2y
batsy @diovival To be quite honest, yes. It's very good, but bleak. 2y
8leagueboot @diovival I haven't read it, so I'm not sure how you will fare! His book Sunday hurt my soul, though, in all the good ways. 2y
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Tamra
The Cement Garden | Ian McEwan
Mehso-so

I'm not sure what was redeeming about this story. I thought the cement story line was intriguing & promising, but was derailed. Good thing it was short and inexpensive as a used buy.

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KrisConstantReader
The Cement Garden | Ian McEwan
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Ebook deal. I almost bought this one recently at full price, so glad I waited 😁

ReadingOver50 These past months 3 books I bought at full price have shown up on daily deals. It makes me not want to buy new books anymore and just wait for a sale ☹️️ 3y
Catchmeintheairica What site do you purchase on ? 3y
KrisConstantReader @Catchmeintheairica iBooks but this dear was for both iBooks and kindle. 3y
KrisConstantReader @ReadingOver50 I hate when that happens. And it happens to me a lot as well. 3y
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