I saw the movie first, which is unusual for me. However, the movie was so good IMO, that I had to read the book. This book is also listed in the book "1000 Books you Should Read Before you Die" - thus it must be good! In may move into my favorites list.... Atonement...amazing book and movie.
IAN MCEWAN: Atonement - '...How can a novelist achieve atonement, when with her absolute power of deciding outcomes, she is also God? There is no one, no entity or higher form, that she can appeal to or be reconciled with; or can forgive her. There is nothing outside of her.'
“It wasn't only wickedness and scheming that made people unhappy, it was confusion and misunderstanding; above all, it was the failure to grasp the simple truth that other people are as real as you.” - Atonment by Ian McEwan #ianmcewan #fanart