The Child in Time Ian McEwan
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
You begin to realize that by taking this human life you have also destroyed your own life. The Child in Time was the sort of novel that opens you up and makes you feel the human experience in a way that is completely unpleasant yet somehow comforting. Many people I respect really like this McEwan novel, but I don't. The protagonist, Stephen Lewis, is a successful childrens author and a loving husband and father. The officer is asking you questions but you can only think about the child. Or, more to the point and evocative for this particular reader, “I was not happy as a child, although from time to time I was content. I am not sure where to begin on this one. From time to time one comes across an intransigent parent who is incapable of objectivity when considering what is best for the child. The Child in Time is yet another Ian McEwan novel that has stunned me with it's exploration of the human condition. It may well be that you do not like your partner, but the child's view of the parent is different. Book Review: The Child in Time by Ian McEwan.