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Friday, September 22, 2017

The Children Act by Ian McEwan

Borrowed from Melbourne Library Service, narrated by Lindsay Duncan. 

This one is a disappointment. The main subject, a young boy’s refusal of blood transfusion as a member of Johovah’s Witnesses, is profoundly interesting. 
And the author tackles this issue with extensive medical research and legal study. 
I thoroughly enjoyed the chapter of the court case. 

However, the story will soon drift to implausible melodrama, in my opinion, and vaporise in the end, leaving not so much. Which is very unfortunate because I love his writing. 

Also, it was very painful to listen to her when she tried to imitate a young boy’s voice without much success. They should have had a young reader for that role. 

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