The novel begins with a couple, Mary and Colin, on holiday. The book is mainly about their relationship which seems to be getting a little tired, but they do the usual sightseeing and meet Robert, a local man, and his disabled wife.
Robert develops a weird obsession with Colin, and he and his wife Caroline? The main problem I had with this book was that I found it to be really unsatisfying. To start with, I found it really hard to get into, and it actually took me three or four attempts over the course of a year or so before I sat down and really persevered with it.
In terms of its length it could easily be read in one sitting, but I found that I often wanted to put it down and move on to something else.
In short, I was bored for the majority of the book, and once I stopped being bored I found reading it to be a rather uncomfortable experience. Ultimately, I found the ending to be deeply unsatisfying. The book meanders its way towards a weird, twisted train wreckand then the train wreck happens and nothing more comes of it.
It was all very strange. I also found it hard to get a clear idea of the characters and their relationship with one another.
Mary and Colin had been a couple for seven years I think, but Mary already had children from a previous marriage, and yet both seem to be really young still. Or was Mary having an affair with Colin while her marriage was ongoing? I found it really hard to get them straight in my head, which is probably why I felt so distanced when reading about them.Ian McEwan’s symphonic novel of love and war, childhood and class, guilt and forgiveness provides all the satisfaction of a brilliant narrative and the provocation we have come to .
First edition cover The Comfort of Strangers is a novel by British writer Ian McEwan.
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It is his second novel, and is set in an unnamed city (though the detailed description strongly suggests Venice). McEwan, Ian. Posted June 11, Ian McEwan was born in in Aldershot, England. His father was an officer in the British Army and McEwan spent his early childhood in various places throughout the world, including Libya and Singapore.
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In this essay I will be focusing on two texts, BrokeBack Mountain by Annie Proulx and The Comfort of Strangers by Ian McEwan. I will be looking at how these two texts both reinforce and at the same time disrupt the accepted identification of femininity and masculinity.