Ian McEwan’s Sweet Tooth (and some other reviewy stuff)
Some of you may have noticed I had a review of Ian McEwan’s new novel, Sweet Tooth in Saturday’s Weekend Australian.
I’ve reproduced the review over the fold in case you’d like to read it, but before you do I thought I might point you toward my reviews of Karen Walker’s vastly overhyped The Age of Miracles and Lauren Groff’s wonderful Arcadia, both of which appeard a few weeks ago, and both of which are books I want to fold into a longer piece I’m working on about the current fashion for dystopia, and what it tells us about the state of science fiction and our imagining of the future more generally.
And while you’re there you might want to check out my reviews of G. Willow Wilson’s Alif the Unseen, and Kim Stanley Robinson’s 2312, both of which I’ve now posted on the site.
I really liked this review, especially the last sentence/sentiment where you wonder what McEwan’s protagonist might have thought of this book.
Thanks for the Lauren Groff suggestion. She was little more than a name to me before, but the two short stories I’ve now enjoyed means that I’ll read everything else of hers I can get my hands on.