Monday, December 11, 2006

More McEwan

Jack Shafer in Slate makes a better argument that Ian McEwan committed plagiarism in his 2001 novel Atonement than I've yet read that he didn't.


Tim said...

Yeah, I saw that article in Slate, too. And he's right -- McEwan doesn't even make the prose better.

Gavin said...

I picked up Atonement back when it came out in 2001. I finally read it about a year ago, and sold it because didn't like it enough to ever read it again. I haven't checked prices on Amazon, but the morbid collector in me regrets just a little bit that I let a first American edition copy go (much as that same part of me regrets not picking up a copy of Kaavya Viswanathan's book—a collection of plagiarized books would be a fine guilty pleasure), but then so are so many other books that I would like to read and own, I don't let myslef spend too much time thinking about it.