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    Free E–pub [The Children Act] By Ian McEwan characters Ó eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Ian McEwan review The Children Act Do you like to people watch?You know what I mean just sit somewhere in a busy place and watch people bustle past in all their colourful weirdness It's a habit I've acuired with age Sometimes I think back to being a teenager and remember how I always wondered if I was strange in some way I guess a lot of teens wonder that same uestion am I n

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    Free E–pub [The Children Act] By Ian McEwan Ian McEwan ↠ 3 read & download characters Ó eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Ian McEwan I have to stop reading McEwan's books because I never enjoy them There's something clinical removed about the way he tells his stories

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    Ian McEwan ↠ 3 read & download Free E–pub [The Children Act] By Ian McEwan FILM adaptation now out in UK US and elsewhere I've appended a reviewcomparison of that to this review of the book“ She felt shrunken to a geometrical point of anxious purpose ” This was my eighth McEwan I rated On Chesil Beach as 5 five others as 4 and Black Dogs as 2 That track record gave me high hopes for The Children Act r

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    Free E–pub [The Children Act] By Ian McEwan THE CHILDREN ACT is about the law and sensational cases but it is not a legal thriller Rather it is a beautiful and sad st

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    characters Ó eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Ian McEwan Ian McEwan ↠ 3 read & download review The Children Act From the first page I realized Ian McEwan’s The Children Act would conuer me This novel is a character study than a simple courtroom drama as it deals with marriage religion and life choices The story centers on the family court Judge Fiona Maye as she faces a crisis in her marriage uestions her life choices

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    review The Children Act Ian McEwan ↠ 3 read & download Free E–pub [The Children Act] By Ian McEwan I’m embarrassed to say that before The Children Act I was a McEwan virgin But now I’ve turned into a McEwan slut anxious to read his earli

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    Free E–pub [The Children Act] By Ian McEwan The Children Act by Ian McEwan My seventh McEwan Enduring Love Nutshell Amsterdam Saturday On Chesil Beach and AtonementThis one strikes me as a bit different from the others – almost like a “legal thriller” akin to a John Grisham although I don’t mean to imply that Grisham’s popular writing style is like McEwan’s literary styleThe main character is a woman at the peak of her career as a British fa

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    review The Children Act Free E–pub [The Children Act] By Ian McEwan characters Ó eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Ian McEwan You could argue that the character at the heart of this novel is dangerously close to being a misogynistic clich

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    Ian McEwan ↠ 3 read & download Free E–pub [The Children Act] By Ian McEwan Perhaps it’s best I read The Children Act in the space of a day curled on my sofa Otherwise I might have been spied in my favorite cafe purr

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    Free E–pub [The Children Act] By Ian McEwan characters Ó eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Ian McEwan Ian McEwan ↠ 3 read & download Don’t let the fact that this is a pretty short novel deceive you into thinking that there is not much substance here When I finished reading this book I couldn’t stop thinking about the enormous power that Family Court judges have over the lives of so many young children whose families are in crisis and then even if the decision seems

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review The Children Act The Children Act review ð 3 «Divino distacco diabolica perspicacia» così si mormora negli ambienti giudiziari londinesi a proposito di Fiona Maye giudice dell'Alta Corte britannica in servizio presso la litigiosa Sezione Famiglia Sposata da trentacinue anni con lo stesso uomo e senza figli il giudice Maye ha dedicato tutta la sua carriera alla composizione di dissidi sanguinosi spesso giocati nella carne di chi un tempo si è amato Battaglie feroci per l'affidamento di figli non più condivisi baruffe patrimoniali esplosioni d'irrazionalità cui il giudice Maye oppone un paziente esercizio di misura e sobrietà nella convi. FILM adaptation now out in UK US and elsewhere I ve appended a reviewcomparison of that to this review of the book She felt shrunken to a geometrical point of anxious purpose This was my eighth McEwan I rated On Chesil Beach as 5 five others as 4 and Black Dogs as 2 That track record gave me high hopes for The Children Act raised further by the intriguing dilemma at its heart whether a bright and articulate Jehovah s Witness boy very nearly 18 should be forced to have a life saving blood transfusion against his religious based wishes and those of his parentsI was disappointed Disappointed BecausePart of the reason was a mismatch of expectations which is no fault of McEwan s Although the dilemma about Adam is important the erratically beating heart of the novel is the marriage of Fiona the judge and Jack an academic The tasteful opulence of their home life and careers is established on the first page and the cracks in their longstanding marriage are exposed on the second She s 59 in the infancy of old age he s a year older They never uite got round to having children of their own their sex life has diminished and Jack is restless but honest and not entirely plausible Nevertheless the most incisive and poignant writing relates to Fiona and Jack s relationship The various court cases including the headline one which isn t the only one where a strict and insular religion is a child welfare issue are echoes analogies and catalysts of that core dynamic I didn t find them especially insightful in part because much of it seemed trite sentimental and predictable The dilemma which I was expecting to be the cream of the book was like semi skimmed milk The legal points were carefully explained and finely balanced but mostly familiar to anyone who s read about such cases in the news These passages had of the feel of a text book or debate than paragraphs of a novel despite McEwan s exploring the corresponding emotional conseuences Two Realms CrossThere is painful irony of Fiona protecting families while failing to create her own and of her sorting out other people s relationships to the detriment of her own Where was her protective judge She has devoted her adult life to the application of man made law and the laws of classical music Adam has committed his life to obeying the Jehovah s Witness interpretation of God s law Jack doesn t defer to a similar external authority maybe that contributes to his crisis and ultimatumAs Fiona and Jack drift she becomes increasingly involved in Adam s case possibly exacerbating the situation with Jack Or maybe the fractured marriage frees her or even sends her deeper into her work Better than it SoundsThe many 4 and 5 reviews attest the merits of the book Also for all that I thought the ending was far too easy it was preferable to the one I feared was coming around the two thirds markOverall a 2 experience of what is objectively at least a 3 book I ve rounded up because I ve enjoyed most of his others And because of the music MusicA friend observed that many of McEwan s works feature music I hadn t really noticed that before but here it s impossible to miss I like that aspect The varying moods and situations of the characters are reflected in what music they listen to and perform The periods where music is not mentioned are at least as significant Music is integral to Fiona and Jack s relationship from the start He thought he might further seduce her with jazz He wanted to prise her loose from the tyranny of strict notation and long dead genius Music relieves stress Playing to her inner ear a piece she had learned by heart It was her ideal self she heard the pianist she could never become Music is in the weather Over the drumming of raindrops on her umbrella she heard the lilting andante walking pace a rare marking in Bach a beautiful carefree air over a strolling bass her own steps falling in with the unearthly light hearted melody Music is part of Fiona s brief errant youth when she was a groupie who dated the lead singer of a band Music is performance and a step into a different persona or world The horizonless hyperspace of music making beyond time and purpose Music is a means of communication Fiona once learned a jazz piece his taste than hers as a birthday gift to Jack Music is a means of avoiding communication She could not bear to hear herself explain her situation and make it irreversibly real In a spirit of defiance she played through her Bach partita Ultimately music is a metaphor Her childlessness was a fugue in itself a flight from her proper destiny There s a whole essay in the last three words of that uote The fact that Adam opts to learn the violin shortly before he s expected to die is pertinent but its power is diluted by McEwan hamfistedly spelling it out as an act of hope it implied a future lest readers fail to noticeIs this Really McEwanI associate McEwan with dark currents and darker undercurrents but if they were here I somehow missed them other than the general shadows of child welfare and near cultish religion to the extent that if I d not known the author I d have been likely to guess Picoult than McEwan That may not be fair as I ve only read one Picoult and that was eight years ago but I certainly wouldn t have guessed McEwan I suppose his trademark brutality is there but of a very different and self imposed kindThe pacing is also a little odd the first 130 pages takes place over a couple of days the remaining 83 pages race through several monthsIt s extraordinary how different this is in every respect from another McEwan portrait of a dysfunctional marriage On Chesil Beach reviewed HERE uotes Couples in long marriages aspire to the condition of siblings She preferred an imperfect existence to the risk of leaping into the unknown If he stayed humiliation if he left the abyss The worm of suspicion infected her past The silence between them expanded Remembering treats These offerings representing only a tiny fraction of the happiness she urged on him There must be a price for leaving her and here it was to be in exile a supplicant to his previous life She would not permit him the luxury of two addresses Waking up with a cold part of the bed to her left a form of amputation They both knew the vitality of the unsaid What was reuired now was a row Stepped daintily around each other They were terse and competitively polite distracted by raw awareness of the other s radioactive presence He spoke to her with an awkward delicacy They kept away from the subject that might have destroyed them She belonged to the law as some women had once been brides of Christ The law at its worst not an ass but a snake The confident voice of a man who took his own competence for granted well used to giving orders Not men who ran the world but who made it run A shiny new hospital with shops and a business centre around a fountain The model was the modern airport With altered destinations and signs with motorway lettering Update Real life case similar to the secondary one in this storyAugust 2016 and The Independent reports Ultra Orthodox Jews launch million pound fundraising bid to stop children living with irreligious parents after divorceFilm Adaptation 2018Ian McEwan as screenwriter of his own works has been busy in recent months First On Chesil Beach see my review of book and film HERE and now this I enjoyed the film of The Children Act than the book which is unusual but likely to apply to books I ve been disappointed with or even dislikedAlthough the novel is not long some streamlining was necessary On screen the story is almost entirely Fiona determining Adam s fate and the conseuences of that Her other cases are mentioned only briefly That s fineJack and Fiona s failing marriage is relegated to a backdrop Although I thought it too dominant a storyline in the book by reducing it so much the parallels and conflicts between the two relationships are not really explored Nevertheless McEwan doesn t alter the whole premise of the book by tagging on an incongruous postscript as he did for Chesil Music features strongly as in the book it sounds as good as it looks But Fiona and Jack s musical differences are not mentioned at all Another small lossRegardless of that nitpicking the casting and acting is superb most obviously Emma Thompson as the luminous earnest agonised Fiona and Fionn Whitehead as thoughtful passionate ethereal Adam Whitehead is definitely an actor to watch out for in future Jason Watkins is subtly excellent as the not uite comic assistant to M lady and Stanley Tucci play Jack perfectly More details on imdb HERE

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review The Children Act The Children Act review ð 3 Nzione di «poter restituire ragionevolezza a situazioni senza speranza» I casi su cui è chiamata a pronunciarsi popolano i giorni e ossessionano le notti di Fiona calcandone la coscienza Forse la rendono più sfuggente distratta Sarà dunue a uesto che si deve l'oltraggiosa richiesta di suo marito Jack «Ho bisogno di una bella storia passionale» un «ultimo giro» extraconiugale con la ventottenne Melanie esperta di statistica Umiliata ferita «abbandonata agli albori della vecchiaia» Fiona cerca rifugio come d'abitudine nel caso successivo È uello di Adam Henry violinista dilettante poeta i. THE CHILDREN ACT is about the law and sensational cases but it is not a legal thriller Rather it is a beautiful and sad story of a High Court Judge forced to choose literally between life and death Her ruling though proper and legally sound leads to both

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review The Children Act The Children Act review ð 3 N erba diciassette anni e nove mesi troppo pochi per decidere autonomamente della propria vita o della propria morte Adam è affetto da una forma aggressiva di leucemia che richiede trattamento immediato I genitori del ragazzo e il minore stesso Testimoni di Geova si oppongono alla trasfusione di sangue che lo salverebbe Del suo futuro deve decidere la corte il giudice Maye che in deroga all'ortodossia sceglie di stabilire un contatto diretto E incontrando il ragazzo reale che si cela dietro il nome Adam Henry scopre un essere sul ciglio dell'abisso e però sorprendentemente appassionato della vita. The Children Act by Ian McEwan My seventh McEwan Enduring Love Nutshell Amsterdam Saturday On Chesil Beach and AtonementThis one strikes me as a bit different from the others almost like a legal thriller akin to a John Grisham although I don t mean to imply that Grisham s popular writing style is like McEwan s literary styleThe main character is a woman at the peak of her career as a British family court judge she is called My Lady In the acknowledgements the author cites his research on the subject and those who helped him She deals with issues such as a dispute between a devout Jewish husband and wife where the husband does not want further education for their two daughters but the wife wants them to get a liberal college education Or child custody cases some spirited away to North African countries Adding to the pressure of her decisions the London newspapers often carry news of the cases and her rulings Some decisions involve life and death such as Siamese twins that will both die unless the weaker one is sacrificed for the stronger The main story involves a young man just shy of 18 who will die because he is refusing a blood transfusion for leukemia due his religious beliefs as a Jehovah s Witness view spoiler She rules that he can be forced to have the transfusion and the boy initially recovers But after she interviews him in the hospital he falls in love with her and stalks her Eventually the case results in tragedy hide spoiler

  • Hardcover
  • 202
  • The Children Act
  • Ian McEwan
  • Italian
  • 23 September 2020
  • 9788806223830