Winner of such prestigious honors as the Booker Prize and Whitbread Award, Ian McEwan is justifiably regarded as a modern master. Set in 1972, Sweet Tooth follows Cambridge student Serena Frome, whose intelligence and beauty land her a job with England's intelligence agency, MI5. In an attempt to monitor writers' politics, MI5 tasks Serena with infiltrating the literary circle of author Tom Healy. But soon matters of trust and identity subvert the operation.Learn More
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A New York Times bestseller
A 2012 New York Times Book Review 100 Notable Books for Fiction
A 2012 San Francisco Chronicle Best Book for Fiction
A Barnes & Noble Best Book of the Season
A 2012 Kansas City Star Top 100 Book for Fiction
A 2012 Booklist Editors’ Choice Selection for Fiction
A 2012 BookPage Best Book for Fiction
A 2012 eMusic Best Audiobook of the Year
A Kirkus Reviews “New and Notable Title”, November 2012
Selection for the November 2012 Indie Next List
An Amazon Best Book of the Month, November 2012
An Amazon Top 10 Book of 2012 for Literature
A Publishers Weekly bestseller
A USA Today bestseller
A Los Angeles Times bestseller
Stick around for the ending...
- With his pretty style and painstakingly planned out plots, Ian McEwan’s writing will never fully disappoint me, but this book kept me only vaguely invested until the last chapter twist. I think I assumed a MI5 spy story to have a little more espionage and action, but putting aside that wrong assumption, I still really enjoyed Serena’s character, especially as narrated by Juliet Stevenson. The book starts out with hints at the ending, so you know something intriguing is coming, but it took a long time getting there. I definitely appreciate the cleverness of the ending, which in retrospect makes the whole book more interesting, but the reading itself left a little to be desired. Still worth a read, but I’d probably vote for others of McEwan’s books over this one.
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