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Sweet Tooth, by Ian McEwan

Sweet Tooth, by Ian McEwan


Serena Frome, the bautiful daughter of an Anglican bishop, has a brief affair with an older man during her final year at Cambridge, and finds herself being groomed for the intelligence service. The year is 1972. Britain, confronting economic disaster, is being torn apart by industrial unrest and terrorism and faces its fifth state of emergency. The Cold War has entered a moribund phase, but the fight goes on, especially in the cultural sphere. Serena, a compulsive reader of novels, is sent on a secret mission codenamed Sweet Tooth, which brings her into the literary world of Tom Haley, a promising young writer. First she loves his stories, then she begins to love the man. Can she maintain the fiction of her undercover life? And who is inventing whom? To answer these questions, Serena must abandon the first rule of espionage - trust no one.

Find a description here: http://www.ianmcewan.com/bib/books/sweettooth.html

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  • Marc-Andre L.

    I finished the book a tad late for the meeting. I enjoyed it, although at half the book I realized the plot was simpler than I had hope for and I found some parts a bit longish. Too much of literature for my taste, ymmv (fortunately, we had the funny probabilities too!). Finally, the end was enjoyable again, making this book "one of a kind". Although I don't take away much from it, I will eventually recommend it.

    March 31, 2013

  • María

    I'm very much sorry but I'm feeling sick today and can't go. See u the next time, enjoy!

    March 27, 2013

  • Sandra

    unfortunately can't make it tonight :( Im already leaving for holidays...hope to meet u all in April then!!!

    March 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can't make this one, signed up but didn't intend to RSVP yes.

    March 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    New change of venue! But this time we will meet at a room for our own, no noise from other customers and even a private bathroom :)

    For those who have not been there, Glaciar is a well-known bar among Barcelonians. It is located at Plaça Reial, 3, just a few steps from Las Ramblas, on the southwest corner of the square.

    Conversing with the owner today, he told me that Colombian writer Gabriel García Márquez was a regular at Glaciar’s terrace during his first days in the city, well before he was awarded a Nobel prize. He was invited to coffee by the owner at the time because he had no money to pay for it (or he said so!).

    I hope you like it!

    1 · March 21, 2013

    • Renée

      Excellent place! I hadn't thought of it. good choice.

      March 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Mencken, thanks for your suggestion. I went to Balmes-Rosselló and it is fine, but as I found a place where we will have a room for ourselves, I preferred it. See you!

    March 21, 2013

  • Victoria H.

    i will now be away over that date..

    March 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    We are not meeting at Jan Petit. I'll post the new venue as soon as I can. Any idea is welcomed!

    March 17, 2013

    • Mencken

      I suggest "Balmes-Rosselló"­ on the corner of the same name. Going into the bar at the right hand side, there is a nice cozy area catering to about 25 people.

      1 · March 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks for the suggestions. Salambó does not accept reservations and can be noisy sometimes. I'll go to Balmes-Rosselló!

      March 19, 2013

  • Claudia

    Sorry, I'm not able to come this meeting... :(

    March 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Anabel, welcome! Of course there is room for you. Try to read the book but you can come anyway if you can't finish it.

    March 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I just joined! If I can read it by the 27th, I'll join if there's still room in the group :)

    March 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Please, any suggestion to know where I can buy an epub? I've tried some sites but they don't sell to Spain, and the Spanish sites don't have the book.

    March 6, 2013

  • Renée

    Oscar, have you changed the date, as Esha (?) says below? Or is it still the 27th?

    March 5, 2013

    • Steven

      I hope its still the 27th as I can make it on the 20th!

      March 5, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi! No, It is still the 27th. Hope to see you!

      March 6, 2013

  • esha m.

    Sorry, it looks like I misunderstood. I would still like to attend if thats ok with you.

    March 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi,

    Some people have told me that they'd rather come the 27th. I know that some of you will not be in Barcelona, but I'll follow tradition and keep the last Wednesday in the month.

    March 5, 2013

  • esha m.

    Hi Oscar...since u have changed the date for the meet up its great for me...so can I join in this book club meet? It will be my first time at such an event! Let me know if there is still place or not. Thanks.

    March 2, 2013

  • Laura C.

    I'm glad you've chosen the book I suggested :). Great!

    February 20, 2013

  • Steven

    I'm really looking forward to talking about this book!!

    February 8, 2013

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