The Child in Time

The Child in Time

eBook - 2010
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Stephen Lewis,a successful author of children's books, takes his three-year-old daughter on a routine Saturday morning trip to the supermarket. While waiting in line, his attention is distracted and his daughter is kidnapped. Just like that. From there, Lewis spirals into bereavement that has effects on his relationship with his wife, his psyche and time itself.
Publisher: [London] : Vintage Digital, 2010.
ISBN: 9781409090212


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Mar 01, 2018

This is a fantastic book that is brilliantly written, deeply insightful yet quirky, tragic and darkly comical. Amazing. I'm really looking forward to seeing the BBC movie on PBS starring Benedict Cumberbatch in the lead role on April 1.

jdeank Feb 06, 2012

I've enjoyed many of the McEwan books, this book is not a favorite among them. He does have an interesting style and a talent for writing books that are snippets of people's lives.

Dec 21, 2008

Haunting, with another signature McEwan scene of unbearable suspense - the sequence in the treehouse is unforgettable.

Jul 07, 2008

McEwan's other books have received a lot of praise and notice, of course--but this more subtle, perfectly constructed novel may be my favorite by him.

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