In Between the Sheets has ratings and reviews. Michelle said: What a disappointment. It’s like McEwan (or his publisher) took all the outtakes. Entre las sábanas. Front Cover. Ian McEwan. Anagrama, – pages Bibliographic information. QR code for Entre las sábanas. Ian McEwan was born in Aldershot, England on June 21, He received a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Sussex and an M.A. in English.

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In Between the Sheets

I enjoyed other stories in the book too, but the two mentioned above were ones that seemed to have lodged themselves in my brain. They provide a detailed image of McEwan as one of the best writers in modern Britain. These stories do make for depressed reader but their realism and at the same time their dreamlike quality stand out. Some of the endings left me completely hanging with no clue about what just happened.

Aug 30, Faith rated it it was amazing. Nothing here is especially well-written. The second story, Reflections of a Kept Ape is one of my two favorites. In between the sheets: Honestly, I didn’t understand most of the stories.

Sep 24, Louise rated it liked it Shelves: The first piece, Pornography seems to be the most “normal” of the seven. Finally, Psychopoliswhich coolly begins with a woman asking the narrator to chain her to the bed, quickly loses its grip on the reader and devolves into a parody of Southern California late s parties.

Each of the stories engage the reader with a simple yet arresting prose that forces the reader to grapple with often unpleasant ideas and themes.

Apr 19, Caleb Liu rated it liked it. Call them transcripts of dreams or deadly accurate maps of the tremor zones of the psyche, the seven stories in this collection engage and implicate us in the most fearful ways imaginable. Quirky and experimental near-erotica by a young writer who would soon become a masterful novelist. Nov 10, Doug Slinn rated it really liked it. McEwan writes very disturbing short fiction. Books by Ian McEwan. He is a young writer in these stories, and they are missing some of the gravity that comes in his later works.


McEwan lives in London. They show a broad range of literary styles and thematic interests, but McEwan’s characteristic prose style very smoothly flowing sentences and ideas and deep interest in sexuality is on beautiful display. I heard about this on the Books on the Nightstand podcast.

A brilliant story about an English man staying in Los Angeles for vacation, his problems with loneliness and not finding a purpose or a ssbanas to belong. It is a cautionary tale for men about the dangers of double timing: I never understand people who find McEwan’s early work disgusting, ‘shocking’ etc.

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A jaded millionaire buys himself the perfect mistress and plunges into a hell of jealousy an Call them transcripts of dreams or deadly accurate maps of the tremor zones of the psyche, the seven stories in this collection engage and implicate us in the most fearful ways imaginable.

Also, even though it is highly sensual, the stories and scenes were very well written. Each of the “freaks and monsters” that populate McEwan’s England have a unsettling story to tell.

Again, McEwan shows that the short story can be lifted to high art in the ,cewan of a gifted writer and, regardless your opinion of him, most will affirm McEwan is a gifted writer. This a collection of some of the early short stories of the acclaimed British writer Ian McEwan.

Some of the stories are a few pages too long, and one, about a post-apocalyptic London, I found felt more like a B-rated made-for-TV Scifi than a modern short story. Feb 11, Jenny Reading Envy rated it liked it Shelves: This is no Atonement.

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The standout was Dead as They Comean unnerving portrayal of the anatomy of desire. Let me be honest.

Using the voice of one of the characters the author utters a phrase that could be the motif of the entire collection: McEwan’s works have earned him worldwide critical acclaim.

Every other story ends weakly: Both collections feature stories that are twisted and macabre, but while in First Love the macab In Between the Sheets is Ian McEwan’s second short story collection, after First Love, Last Rites – both published early in his career, in andand both containing very dark and disturbing literary experiments. Feb 16, Dennis rated it liked it Shelves: I think its post apocalyptic where there is no electricity or cars or no signals and the condition of humans are miserable.

Probably I prefer these ugly and ‘perverted’ ’70s to the ’70s described by McEwan in ‘Sweet tooth’ Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Paperbackpages. Want to Read saving…. It make me puke. I recommend this collection. Found myself deeply disturbed, and really, I am not easily so. I find the fourth story, Dead as They Come the best. Best recommended for completists and fans of the author – though be prepared for something different, as it is a completely different Ian McEwan from theo ne who wrote Atonement or On Chesil Beach. McEwan manages to look at sex in a thoroughly unnerving and disturbing way while maintaining the veneer of normalcy in the stories.

This is the second book written by Ian McEwan, which includes 7 very disturbing short stories.