Books: Fiction

Currently reading ‘Nutshell’ by Ian McEwan 

I’m only on chapter 4, but I am already coming across some interesting quotes in Ian McEwan’s “Nutshell”, that I’d like to share with you.

The story is told in first person by, get ready, the foetus in a woman’s body, about to come into the world. The novel is a combination of domestic story and suspense, so right up my street. The prose, as always with McEwan, is beautiful.

Here are the quotes:

Lovers arrive at their first kisses with scars as well as longings.

We’ll always be troubled by how things are – that’s how it stands with the difficult gift of consciousness.

This one might need a bit more context, but it made me laugh out loud, so I thought I’d share it with you too.

Not everyone knows what it is to have your father’s rival’s penis inches from your nose.

And finally:

God said, Let there be pain. And there was poetry.

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Writer’s Tip

On a different note, for those of you who like blogging on the go, I wrote this by dictating into my phone.

(Please note, links to book on amazon are affiliate links.)

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