The Comfort of Strangers

The Comfort of Strangers

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 05/06/1997
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Rediscover the classic novel of love, violence and obsessions from Booker prize-winning Sunday Times bestselling author Ian McEwan.Colin and Mary are a couple whose intimacy knows no bounds. Away on a holiday together in a nameless city, they get lost one evening in a labyrinth of streets and canals. They happen upon Robert, a stranger with a dark history, who takes them to a bar and ushers them down into a subterranean land of violence and obsession.‘Haunting and compelling’ The Times‘No reader will begin The Comfort of Strangers and fail to finish it; a black magician is at work’ New York Times

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780099754916
  • Number of pages: 176
  • Weight: 147g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 11 mm

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The Comfort of Strangers
The Comfort of Strangers
This book was the fifth one I had read by Ian McEwan and it was typical of him to draw you into his web with what initially seemed like a simple story abou... READ MORE
Lucy Higton
The Comfort of Strangers
The Comfort of Strangers
I didn't really enjoy this book. To me it was silly as it was quite obvious that Robert and Caroline were nutters, so thought it unrealistic that Mary and ... READ MORE
keeley hydon
The Comfort of Strangers
Another classic short book from McEwan!
The Comfort of Strangers
Dark but unconvincing
This is by no means one of McEwan's strongest (and I am a big fan) but it does have a certain atmospheric, twisted darkness to it that is appealing. It kil... READ MORE
Katie Reid
The Comfort of Strangers
Deeply unsettling...
5/5 Stars Deeply unsettling, filled with exacting character work and tension, The Comfort of Strangers tells the story of Colin and Mary, a couple away ... READ MORE
Em Wells