Read | February

The Go-Between

a tragic, coming-of-age story of a boy who plays messenger between two lovers whose relationship cross the line of social propriety.  i started this a couple of years ago, but had set it down as things started looking ominous.  i finally picked it up a few weeks ago and read it through… but it was slow to the end and all too predictable.

a novel similar in vein, but with an altogether different turn of events is ian mcewan’s atonement.  that, i highly recommend.

二年前に始めたこの本。ずっと途中でおきっぱなしだったのですが、この前また手にとってやっと読み終えました。身分の違いをこえた二人の恋人たちのやり取りをお手伝いする男の子のお話。最初は上手くいっても、もちろんずっとは続かない。予想できる展開で、最後まで余り入り込めませんでした。

似たような設定、でも驚きの展開に最後はあっとさせられるイアン・マキューアンの「贖罪」の方がおすすめです。

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