Saturday 17 April 2010

are they reading the same book?

Ian McEwan's new novel Solar is splitting the critics in unexpected ways. In the Daily Telegraph last month, Tibor Fischer wrote:

McEwan has always displayed an Orwellian economy in his prose and Solar is no exception

In the New York Times yesterday, Walter Kirn describes McEwan's prose in Solar as:

a buttery, rich sauce ladled onto overcooked, dry meat to help readers swallow an otherwise indigestible meal

It can't be both.

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