Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Biblio Love - Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan
Sweet Tooth is a HIT! I just finished the novel and all I can say is that I am glad to have read the book. This is England in the 1970s: a time filled with thoughts of the Cold War, Afghanistan and rising cries of the under appreciated. In the middle of it all is Serena Frome (rhymes with plume), our narrator and unlikely heroine, who becomes an employee for MI5 and is soon involved in a plot to hire intellectuals and authors for an organization under the code name SWEET TOOTH. Yet, when she is faced with a turning point in her life, i.e., author T.H. Haley, she is suddenly caught in a web of lies, love, politics, and literature. If you are a fan of McEwan's work or just love a good novel sprinkled with romance, all things British and a hint of espionage, then Sweet Tooth is for you. Thank you, Mr. McEwan, for writing a darling of a novel.