Atonement was a sublime book. Seeing the film afterwards was more enjoyable as a result.
Saturday lived up to my high expectations. I don't know for sure, but I'd guess that in these two books the world that is described is very different from McEwan's background. I supposed all books are a rarefied distillation of some sort, but McEwan's are particularly subtle and well balanced.
Yes, balance is the word, everything's weighed and sifted.
Which cleverly brings me to yesterday's pancake cooking. I used a Delia Smith recipe, but my friend Jo stepped in and prepared the actual mixture, leaving me to do the fun part of, ahem, tossing. I feel a bit guilty for inviting people over and then getting them to do the cooking. It's not the first time it's happened.
Afterwards we watched Emma's DVD Stardust, a polished and surprisingly funny summer-blockbuster. Thank you Emma!