Author: Ian McEwan
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
UK Release Date: 1st September 2016
Genres: Fiction, Literary Fiction, Mystery, Contemporary
Source: Borrowed from a friend
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Trudy has betrayed her husband, John. She’s still in the marital home – a dilapidated, priceless London townhouse – but not with John. Instead, she’s with his brother, the profoundly banal Claude, and the two of them have a plan. But there is a witness to their plot: the inquisitive, nine-month-old resident of Trudy’s womb.
Told from a perspective unlike any other, Nutshell is a classic tale of murder and deceit from one of the world’s master storytellers.
Although I primarily (basically always) review YA on this blog, sometimes I read a book that I have an incredibly large amount of thoughts on, even more so than normal, and feel like I want to share and articulate my opinions – Nutshell was definitely one of these books for me! It also fitted in nicely with the approximate rule I try to follow when posting reviews (I aim to review books that have been published in the past 12 months to make sure I can keep my reviews current), and it’s a Hamlet retelling, making it my first book for the Retellings Reading Challenge 2017, which makes me only more keen to share my thoughts.