The suspense and the fact that initially it was difficult to determine which one was lying.
When you realise that he is the good guy
I would have preferred a better ending
Definitely. I have already recommended it to several friends.
Serena's character was very well portrayed as I could relate to how women were treated in the seventies. I was amazed that a male could write so well from a woman's point of view.
The final scene in which Serena sits down and reads the letter.
Serena's reaction in the final meeting with her superiors - great character descriptions and portrayal of emotions.
This is definitely Ian McEwan's best novel. Many modern writers create insipid, extraneous characters to offset the villains from a particular country or ethnicity in order to accommodate our politically correct world, but it rarely works for me. Fortunately, McEwan hasn't succumbed to this yet.
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