Wow, "Atonement" ist richtig gut - schon allein weil Ian McEwan eine tolle Schreibe hat. Nicht leicht zu lesen, aber wunderschön. Eine kleine Kostprobe:
She whispered his name with the deliberation of a child trying out the distinct sounds. When he replied with her name, it sounded like a new word - the syllables remained the same, the meaning was different. Finally he spoke the three simple words that no amount of bad art or bad faith can ever quite cheapen. She repeated them, with exactly the same slight emphasis on the second word, as though she were the one to say them first. He had no religious belief, but it was impossible not to think of an inivible presence or witness in the room and that these words spoken aloud were like signatures on an unseen contract.
aus "Atonement" von Ian McEwan