i have to say i loved this book. in fact i think, aided by its shortness, i read it in one go on a wintry afternoon.
the tension between the two characters mounts and mounts, i was hooked and was desperate to get to the end. i was disappointed by the ending though, not by the quality of the writing, but being a romantic at heart, it did sadden me.
in my opinion, i enjoyed this book much more than Atonement, i felt more invested in the characters and was desperate for it to reach its climax (no pun intended!). and i think it's brevity only added clarity to the story.