Nutshell by Ian McEwan is a book you don’t want to miss.  The whole book is told from the point of view of a babe in the womb.  The baby hears a murder planned, and his mother is in on the plan.  His mother is ready to kill, she’s ready to get blood on her hands, ready to kill the baby’s father.  You keep reading and it takes a while before you’re inside one of the greatest stories of English literature, Hamlet.  Gertrude my darling, why do you whet your knife as your belly swells? This has got to be one of the most fun books Ian McEwan has ever written.  You are inside your mother’s womb in the wet and slime of it, listening to the murder plans. You put the book down for a minute? You can’t wait to get back.

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