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  • ISBN 0679749837
  • ISBN13 978-0679749837
  • Language English
  • Author Ian McEwan
  • Publisher Anchor; 5th or later Edition edition (November 1, 1994)
  • Pages 156
  • Formats txt azw mobi lrf
  • Category Fiction
  • Subcategory Genre Fiction
  • Size ePub 1588 kb
  • Size Fb2 1198 kb
  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 799

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. A two-timing pornographer becomes an unwilling object in the fantasies of one of his victims. A jaded millionaire buys himself the perfect mistress and plunges into a hell of jealousy and despair. And in the course of a weekend with his teenage daughter, a guilt-ridden father discovers the depths of his own blundering innocence.At once chilling and beguiling, and written in prose of lacerating beauty, In Between the Sheets is a tour de force by one of England's most acclaimed practitioners of literary unease.

In Between the Sheets.

In Between the Sheets. Published in the United States by Anchor Books, a division of Random House, In. New York. Originally published in hardcover by Simon and Schuster, New York, in 1978, and subsequently published in trade paperback by Vintage Books, a division of Random House, In. New York in 1994.

In Between the Sheets (1978) is the second collection of short stories by British writer Ian McEwan. The collection is McEwan's second book and second collection of short stories, and was regarded by the author (along with his first collection,. The collection is McEwan's second book and second collection of short stories, and was regarded by the author (along with his first collection, First Love, Last Rites) as an opportunity to experiment and find his voice as a writer

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In Between the Sheets book. It is one of the author's early works (1978) and the pieces "He stirred his coffee and watched the waitress who leaned against a counter in a trance, and who now drew a long silver thread from her nose. The thread snapped and settled on the end of her forefinger, a colorless pearl.

In Between The Sheets is a collection of short stories by award-winning author Ian McEwan, first published in 1978. This collection of stories was Ian McEwan's second published book and his second collection of short stories.

He saw a luminous white mass fold in upon itself, the residue of a dream he could not recall. Superimposed black shapes with arms and legs drifted upwards and away like crows against a blank sky.

He saw a luminous white mass fold in upon itself, the residue of a dream he could not recall n he opened his eyes the room was sunk in deep blue light and he was staring into the eyes of his daughter. She stood close to the bed, her head level with his. Pigeons grunted and stirred on the window-ledge. Father and daughter, they stared and neither spoke. Footsteps receded on the street outside. Henry’s eyes narrowed

Ian McEwan is the critically acclaimed author of seventeen books. His first published work, a collection of short stories, First Love, Last Rites, won the Somerset Maugham Award.

Ian McEwan is the critically acclaimed author of seventeen books. His novels include The Child in Time, which won the 1987 Whitbread Novel of the Year Award; The Cement Garden; Enduring Love; Amsterdam, which won the 1998 Booker Prize; Atonement; Saturday; On Chesil Beach; Solar; Sweet Tooth; The Children Act; and Nutshell, which was a Number One bestseller.

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A hit and miss early book from one of our greatest living writers, In Between the Sheets, at the very least, is interesting enough to keep you reading. "Pornography," the first story, isn't great, but it's pretty good, and the ending was creepy enough to leave me sick to my stomach.
The next story, Reflections of a Kept Ape, is short but interesting, at least to an extent. It's bizarre enough to make it worth reading.
Two Fragments: March 199-, is a story depicting a near future which is essentially primitive and boring, and that's how reading it is as well. This story, especially the second half, is easily forgettable.
I actually quite like the next story, Dead as They Come, despite the plot line, which sounds like it wouldn't go anywhere. I won't give it away, I'll just say it's an interesting twist on a love story, which leads to jealousy and eventually "murder."
In Between the Sheets was another bizarre, but quite good, story. It involves a divorced man staying with his daughter and her friend, a dwarf. They seem to be involved in some sort of lesbian relationship, and it turns into a strange but good story.
To be blunt, I hated the next story, To and Fro. It's a good thing it's by far the shortest: McEwan makes it deliberately confusing and it doesn't go anywhere. I respect him for trying to be unique, but he does it with more success on "Dead as They Come" and "Reflections of a Kept Ape."
The last story, Psychopolis, may well be the best in the collection: it starts with a mans odd semi-sexual experience with a female friend, and seems to go into a meditation on Christianity and short term friendships. Along with the title story, it takes a completely realistic tone, and is wonderful to read.
All things considered, First Love, Last Rites is a more powerful read, but this book is interesting enough to make it worth the read.
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I love, LOVE, Ian McEwan - especially "Nutshell" and "Atonement" (both very different books). This is a book of short stories, which I don't like as much as an engrossing novel. Also, all the short stories are about sex (DUH! Read the title next time!) - which is not as interesting at my age.
I bought this simply because it was on David Bowie’s Top 100 Books. It’s a little “over my head”...but still good to read the collection if only to get a bit into Bowie’s Head.
I read a lot of books, but I generally avoid the more "literary" authors. There are exceptions, however, and Ian McEwan is one of those. I have enjoyed the other books of his I've read (including Atonement, Amsterdam and Enduring Love), but In Between the Sheets, his early collection of short stories, is merely passable. It is well-written but not a great read.

Whether it is a short story or a novel, my personal preference is more plot-driven stories, as opposed to the plotless, slice-of-life tales that may be more artistic, but tend to be less entertaining. Again, there are exceptions, but this collection is not one of them. The seven stories vary in quality: a couple are decent enough, including a tale of a philanderer who gets a comeuppance from his two lovers and the story of a wealthy man and his obsession over his new mistress. On the other hand, while most of the other stories are not bad, they aren't very compelling either. Only one story, "To and Fro," I found to be almost unreadable (a matter of taste, I am sure, as I'm not much for more experimental fare).

For the most part, this fits my definition of a three star work: while there is little bad about this book, there is also little good. I am willing to admit that the type of writing within is not my usual cup of tea, so your opinion may be different. To me, however, this is a book for only McEwan fans only, and even then, only to see what his early work was like. For others - especially those who prefer more plot with their stories - this is one to skip.
The writing is aways good, the content confusing. Not Ian McEwan's best, but he remains my favorite writer.
Book was in good shape and typical McEwan story, slightly disturbing, interesting and educational. Love everything he writes. Good deal