The two previous pans of this piece of literature spurred me to add my review. Yes, there was such a complex set of possiblities of meaning that I did listen to the beginning and other parts more than once. For me, that's what you do with a really great book. Light fluffy books have their place, as do deep and complex books. Attonement tends toward the latter; towards literature as opposed to entertainment, though not in a highbrow and full of its own importance way. Its certainly really funny in parts. So that is what I would like to add to the discussion....read Attonement if you love books that lift you beyond your narrow existence.
Enter the chivalrous excesses of Merrie England in the days of Robin Hood and Richard the Coeur de Lyon, and the skullduggery of Prince John, through the witty eyes of Sir Walter Scott. Settle in for a long and verbose wandering through Sherwood and environs, amidst smashing of staves and swashbuckling last-second saves. If you don't mind spending the first, oh, what is the audio-equivalent of many pages? in a description of the dress and mein of two merely supporting characters, this may be the story for you.It is hard to "come to" in the 21st century, after this listen.
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