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Love, death and cigarettes

Julian Barnes examines mortality and loss in his new collection of finely wrought stories. But most of them lack the richness and energy of his best fiction
Amanda Craig  

Ian McEwan’s warming tale

Ian McEwan’s new novel is a work of “lab lit” genre fiction. It lacks the punch of Atonement or the political ambition of Saturday—but is more fun than either
Philip Ball