I had On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan for Christmas and finished it on Sunday. I thoroughly enjoyed it from start to finish and thought it was very well written. The author showed great understanding of how both sexes think and he also brilliantly illustrated social attitudes of the early 1960's. The story was poignant yet funny at times and the ending was not at all as I expected. It was quite a shock and not how I thought many people would have behaved then.
Well, that's my attempt at a review anyway! Reading has unfortunately taken a back seat due to my knitting addiction. I must learn to combine the two one day.