Nutshell by Ian McEwan: DiscussionJust finished this. Ian McEwan can certainly write beautiful prose. It is a very original concept (for those of you who haven't read it it's a crime novel written entirely from the perspective of a foetus). I understand it's loosely based on Hamlet. I think McEwan just about nails it but I found myself being sidetracked by thoughts like 'how could a foetus know that big word?' I'm not great at suspending disbelief so I was sidetracked quite a bit. I felt only irritation with all the characters so didn't empathise with any of them, but I suppose my irritation suggests they were fairly well drawn. So, for me, McEwan gets 10/10 for his prose and originality but only 4/10 for how much enjoyment I got from the book. Enough from me! What did others think?