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The Comfort Of Strangers (Paperback)

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Paperback 176 Pages / Published: 05/06/1997
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As their holiday unfolds, Colin and Maria are locked into their own intimacy. They groom themselves meticulously, as though there waits someone who cares deeply about how they appear. Then they meet a man with a disturbing story to tell and become drawn into a fantasy of violence and obsession.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099754916
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 168 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 13 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Haunting and compelling" * The Times *
"No reader will begin The Comfort of Strangers and fail to finish it; a black magician is at work" * New York Times *
"This compelling, driven novel explores what it might be like to lose yourself forever" * Guardian *
"His writing is exact, tender, funny, voluptuous, disturbing" * The Times *
"McEwan, that master of the taciturn macabre, so organises his narrative that, without insisting anything, every turn and glimpse is another tightening of the noose" * Observer *

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“The Comfort of Strangers”

This book was the fifth one I had read by Ian McEwan and it was typical of him to draw you into his web with what initially seemed like a simple story about a holidaying couple. As the story went on I felt an eerie... More

Paperback edition
27th October 2008
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“The Comfort of Strangers”

I didn't really enjoy this book. To me it was silly as it was quite obvious that Robert and Caroline were nutters, so thought it unrealistic that Mary and Colin would befriend them. It would have been better had... More

Paperback edition
8th February 2010
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“Another classic short book from McEwan!”

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2nd November 2010
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