Sunday, October 23, 2016

NutShell by Ian McEwan

Nutshell by Ian McEwan    There was a lot of buzz before this book came out.   I have enjoyed other books of Ian McEwan's books, so I wanted to give this one a try.   This is the most original book that I have read in a very long time!

It's a murder mystery/ suspense novel.   The story is told entirely from the perspective of the unborn child inside the mother's womb as she and her lover plot to kill the child's father.   I loved all the twists and turns.   I enjoyed the child's philosophical musings about his life, his parents and society at large.  I can honestly say that I have never read a book like this one.

On originality alone it gets 5 stars but it is also well written and a very quick and enjoyable read.  I highly recommend it!  


  1. Hi Laurie,
    Forgive me posting here, but I have been unable to find your contact info. I would love to send you a review request for my new novel, GEORGE BAILEY GETS SAVED in the End. I have review copies. It is also on NetGalley.

    Again, sorry for posting here.

    Ken O'Neill

    1. Hey Ken. My email is I'd love to read your book. The title is intriguing. :)