February Dinner and Discussion: Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan

  • February 20, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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 For February, we will be reading, "Sweet Tooth" by Ian McEwan.

In this stunning new novel, Ian McEwan’s first female protagonist since Atonement is about to learn that espionage is the ultimate seduction.

Cambridge student Serena Frome’s beauty and intelligence make her the ideal recruit for MI5. The year is 1972. The Cold War is far from over. England’s legendary intelligence agency is determined to manipulate the cultural conversation by funding writers whose politics align with those of the government. The operation is code named “Sweet Tooth.”
 
Serena, a compulsive reader of novels, is the perfect candidate to infiltrate the literary circle of a promising young writer named Tom Haley. At first, she loves his stories. Then she begins to love the man. How long can she conceal her undercover life? To answer that question, Serena must abandon the first rule of espionage: trust no one.
 
Once again, Ian McEwan’s mastery dazzles us in this superbly deft and witty story of betrayal and intrigue, love and the invented self.

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  • Michele P.

    This book was so meta that my brain is still sorting out how meta it was and how much I missed when reading it! It is a real brain bender!

    February 26, 2013

  • Alisa G.

    Lots of great discussion!

    1 · February 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wasn't able to get the book :(

    February 18, 2013

  • Deidre

    Please post the March selection so I can read in time.

    February 17, 2013

    • Jessica

      We will choose next month's book on Wednesday at the Meetup. I should get the selection posted that night or the next morning.

      February 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I now have a work obligation which will make me an hr (at least) late. Sorry to miss my first meeting. Curious to know what the group thought of the book. Not my favorite McEwan.

    February 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I've got a work thing. I even started the book!

    February 15, 2013

  • Marilyn S

    Sorry to miss (schedule conflict). Enjoying the book. See you next time.

    February 6, 2013

  • Jessica

    Please make sure to update your rsvp if your plans change. I had to give my credit card information to the restaurant to make a reservation and confirm that we will show up. Thank you.

    February 5, 2013

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