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A reader who’ll try anything once, including bad books in search of good ones. Eclectic as her tastes are, she tends to gravitate to historical romances, realistic contemporaries, and some fantasy novels.

Currently reading

The Complete Sherlock Holmes (The Heirloom Collection)
Arthur Conan Doyle, Simon Vance
Progress: 13 %
Jaakko Hämeen-Anttila

Sovitus (Atonement) by Ian McEwan

Atonement - Ian McEwan

I'm sorry, E, I can't do it. We promised to make an effort and I've tried, but I don't think... no, I know I can't do it. This is the first of our Rory Gilmore challenge books I'm DNFing.


I hate this book.


I've read three chapters, 67 pages out of 541, and I already know it won't change my mind about the story I saw in the film. Twice. I didn't actively dislike Atonement the film when I first saw it but it definitely contributed my dislike towards Keira Knightley'sacting. Then I saw it again and I hated it. From the bottom of my black and crispy soul. James McAvoy gets to thank his interrupted romance with Michael Fassbender in X-Men: First Class that I'll watch anything he's in anymore.


The best thing I can say about this book is that it was written by a man. As opposed to a... I can't really think of any species I hate enough to credit Atonement to them.


Gods, that felt good. Heippa.