Atonement: A Novel

Atonement - Ian McEwan Beautifully written and insightful. I refused to see the movie until I had read the book and I finally got around to both. I loved the book. McEwan has a flair for capturing both historical time and the points of view of the different characters. There are some deliciously constructed phrases that I absolutely relished. The story is also captivating and the characters are compelling.