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!