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Die Richterin Fiona Maye muss in ihrem Leben einige wichtige Entscheidungen treffen. Die eine betrifft sie selbst und ihre unglückliche Ehe zum Geschichtsprofessor Jack. Die andere betrifft einen Jungen, der eine Bluttransfusion braucht. Der. Kindeswohl (Originaltitel The Children Act) ist ein britisches Filmdrama von Richard Eyre, das im September im Rahmen des Toronto International Film. Kitschfilmstoff. Es ist ziemlich gewagt von Ian McEwan, seinen Roman Kindeswohl von und jetzt das Skript für den Film mit einem. „Kindeswohl“ (Originaltitel „The Children Act“) ist ein britisches Filmdrama des britischen Theater- und Filmregisseurs Richard Eyre („Tagebuch eines Skandals“. Es ist ein wohl geordnetes Leben, dass Fiona May (Emma Thompson) führt. Sie ist Familienrichterin am High Court, arbeitet viel, entscheidet in.
Kitschfilmstoff. Es ist ziemlich gewagt von Ian McEwan, seinen Roman Kindeswohl von und jetzt das Skript für den Film mit einem. Es ist ein wohl geordnetes Leben, dass Fiona May (Emma Thompson) führt. Sie ist Familienrichterin am High Court, arbeitet viel, entscheidet in. Richard Eyres Justiz- und Ehedrama KINDESWOHL ist die Verfilmung des gleichnamigen Bestsellers von Ian McEwan, für die der Autor auch.
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Genres: Drama. McEwan once again impressed me by his excellent portrayal of a female protagonist. But her job as a judge required her to be cool-headed and rational, and to stay personally detached to maintain objectivity.
The conflicts of these two forces manifested itself in her messy involvement with the boy Adam and the tragic ending. Adam was also a strong and memorable character.
He was precocious, but not as mature as most people associated with him in the book believed. He was all too eager to impress and please those in possession of authority.
He romanticized and glorified death, not so much influenced by his religion, as everybody had thought, as by the artistic personality, consistent with him being a quick study in poetry and violin.
His initial feeling toward Fiona was little more than starry-eyed worship he insisted on calling Fiona my lady , and he stalked Fiona only to find a new anchor after being lost in the religionless world.
However, the feeling was elevated and distorted by the kiss as confusing to Fiona as to himself. His prose certainly reflects that—elegant, refined, fluent, dressed up… more akin to a glass of wine than a bottle of beer.
However, I find this style comforting because his metaphoric expressions are like the kind of prose being appreciated in Chinese literature.
I had a strong premonition in the middle of the book when Fiona and Adam performed the song together at his bedside.
I could not find an exact violin-and-voice version. This one I thought might match the mood of the story. Hence 4. View all 34 comments. Children and parents.
Parents and children. What should be only a love relationship can easily, and too often, turn into a thorny one, charged with distressing emotions.
Nature can go awry indeed. Luckily for me, I was just attending to give support to a friend. Nonetheless, the topic has been engaging my attention and I immediately ordered the book.
I read it in a couple of days. And in a few hours I will be at court again. The trial had to reconvene because someone had simply not shown up.
Reading the novel I particularly enjoyed having the point of view of the judge, someone who in principle stays out of the action but who has been placed at the centre of it by McEwan.
It seems that the author, who is also situated outside of his plot, has been an actor in similar circumstances.
He should know then. And my conclusion was that a fair amount, not only is one of Bach's Partitas featured and Hewitt's rendition is the one I normally listen to , but also because at one point, the stupendous, exclusive, and rarely seen in concerts, Fazioli piano features in the novel.
Angela Hewitt is known for her keen support of this extraordinary instrument. She will not play but on a Fazioli.
Anyway, time to forget the music and leave for court. The emotionally stinging situations, the discussions of the entangled legal system, so intriguingly presented by McEwan, will be on my mind while I hear the judicial proceedings today.
But will return to the music - the best solace. Fiona holds an immensely important job being a highly regarded High Court Judge presiding over families.
He is a beautiful character and he lit up this story. The finale gave me hope for Fiona and her patient and loving husband, but I was oh so sad for Adam.
Literary fiction is not my genre of choice, but it was an effective story. Perhaps too much legal technicality that to me was not required, but the writing was good and it was a quick read.
View all 40 comments. One of the Ian McEwan books I've most enjoyed and a book which inspired the most vigorous debate my book group has ever had - a debate which felt like a day in court as all the 'barristers' present argued their cases; one, for the rights of children; another, the rights of parents; a third the letter of the Law; a fourth, the rights of the characters; a fifth, the rights of readers; a sixth the wrongs of the author.
No, scratch that last one off the record, court secretary; the conclusion was th One of the Ian McEwan books I've most enjoyed and a book which inspired the most vigorous debate my book group has ever had - a debate which felt like a day in court as all the 'barristers' present argued their cases; one, for the rights of children; another, the rights of parents; a third the letter of the Law; a fourth, the rights of the characters; a fifth, the rights of readers; a sixth the wrongs of the author.
No, scratch that last one off the record, court secretary; the conclusion was that the author had more than competently handled the facts of the case although there was disagreement about how he wound them up and some doubt as to how he acquired them in the first place, a piece of evidence having come to light at the last minute to indicate that some of his facts might be inadmissible since they infringed on the privacy of a third party - his wife!
The court adjourned at a late hour. View all 33 comments. How truly utterly perfect was this story!
The story was of a family court judge, her husband, her "on the rocks" marriage and the young man so tragically ill who came into her life and offered her love and the chance for redemption.
It was a beautiful story and one that sent goosebumps down your spine as the ending approached and try as you might you could not change it.
Caught up in the turmoil that parents and religion can oftentimes put children through, the novel captures the true element of How truly utterly perfect was this story!
Caught up in the turmoil that parents and religion can oftentimes put children through, the novel captures the true element of the concept of without a given belief system in place humans struggle with themselves.
Change or challenge a long held belief and oftentimes one is thrown to the lions without protection. This is the stuff of headlines of medical ethics and its sometimes clash with religious beliefs and customs.
Caught in the middle of all this, lies a child's welfare. Hard religious beliefs can and do impact a child in many ways and at times can be life threatening.
However, once one opens the gate for disbelief a person might be left rudderless and bereft of what they once believed was the concepts that made them who they were.
Sad and tragic yet inspiring, this book was outstanding in its approach and I loved it! View all 14 comments. Delicate Situations!!!!!!
I've been a long time fan of Ian McEwan --and this small novel with 5 parts --confirms the depth and breadth of Ian's talents! Surely, members of this small Christian sect would prefer, instead, to get their own hilarious Broadway musical, but authors work in mysterious ways.
The two novels have little in common, except that in both a faithless protagonist is deeply shaken by the behavior of a devout Witness.
Fiona has devoted much of her career to adjudicating bloody conflicts between once-devoted husbands and wives. With efficiency and elegance so alien to legal writing, McEwan draws us through her reasoning on several cases, such as one involving conjoined twins, whose devout Catholic parents refused to give permission for them to be separated, though doing so was the only way to save one of them.
Fiona appreciates that these crises are always wrenching, always murky. She finds their doctor condescending and snobby.
But when? Beneath her formidable wisdom and accomplishments swirl all the old anxieties of loneliness and shame. The nineteenth century was closer than most women thought.
And who could blame her? In Adam, McEwan has created a captivating creature with the confidence and eery mirth of a young man hovering at the precipice.
Distilled by illness, he has only his concentrated naivete left. Can this famously careful woman be careful enough with his fragile soul to understand the true demands of his welfare?
View all 4 comments. Shelves: strong-female-characters , british , fiction , books-on-marriage , social-issues.
The Children Act I read this book in two days, which for a slow reader like me is quite an achievement. There's a certain "stream of consciousness" vibe on McEwan's writing, at least on this novel, but I absolutely adore his graceful, elegant prose.
However, if the idea of a novel featuring a strong female family court judge in charge of handling complex ethical issues sounds intriguing, this novel might be for yo The Children Act I read this book in two days, which for a slow reader like me is quite an achievement.
However, if the idea of a novel featuring a strong female family court judge in charge of handling complex ethical issues sounds intriguing, this novel might be for you.
If nothing else, you might enjoy McEwan's exquisite writing, it's also a very short read so probably a good return on your investment.
I've been meaning to read The Children Act for a couple of years now, glad I finally got to it. View all 12 comments.
Her fierce intelligence and immersion in her cases rendered the opinion of the Lord Chief Justice himself describing her as "Godly distance, devilish understanding, and still beautiful.
In her typical crisp prose, which has been described as almost ironic, almost warm, and in her typical compact terms for which she have received high praise by her colleagues, Fiona resolves this case within a day.
However, the aftermath will change everything. A moral dilemma establishes itself often when life itself demands different solutions to the same articles of law.
When to give life and when to take it away, and how to deal with the emotions and consequences after the fact. Where does the decision ends?
Relying heavily on the British Children Act of , Fiona delivers her judgement on this case, witholding justment on her own life for the time being.
However, life is short, and the consequences of decisions is often final It is the first encounter for me with this author's work and it was a striking one.
Imagine my delight when I realized that this intricate tale, told in eloquent prose, was concluded in only pages!
Needless to say that the author's economy with words, the careful selection of detail, and the fast-moving plot, left a feeling of gratitude as well as admiration.
The clever way in which the author used music to glue the story together, brought another much deeper dimension to the story.
It not only act as a grande finale to emotional turmoil, but also brought insight into a situation that was dotted with emotional warfare and the physical distress of the parties involved.
The final outcome came as a surprise; the emotions it left me with were real and the moral of the story kept me thinking about the characters and the circumstances for many hours afterwards.
I was baffled, enchanted, mind-blowned, and sad. However, it was destiny that had the final say and it was good one. So very good.
A wonderful, deeply touching story that left me grateful for the experience. There are much deeper elements hidden in this story that can be explored.
A perfect read! After finishing my review, I hopped over to read friends's reviews of the book. Since reviews often contains spoilers, I prefer to read the book first and then enjoy the thoughts of others afterwards.
By reading the book first I have more insight in the reviews. So if you have read the book already, you will be grateful for these recommendations below.
Thank you Roger and April. View all 20 comments. Like, hello! We recognize it. Your prose is masterful, damn! McEwan has the uncanny ability to reach that awful and cynical and megableak conclusion that SOME humans are truly nothing; that their humanity is void.
The we are less than people, if you are not part of the London upper crust that is. Yes, we get a London Judge "she had a North Londoner's ignorance of and disdain for the boundless shabby tangle of London south of the river.
There is a strange effect building up here, when conversations in her journey are abridged as if the reader is a tad dim, like we must get the Cliff's notes to understand--you actually feel looked down upon!
Dialogue is not reported, but summarized. Another case of editing important stuff so that it could be ingested wholly by dumbasses.
The protagonist is basically god, the writer more so. Yeah, nothing to see here I guess I deserved to read some shitty book sporadically between so many brilliant ones I could just strangle Ian McEwan.
I said the same thing after reading On Chesil Beach. While reading that book, which I bought NEW, I realized it had been a short story in the New Yorker to which he had added a few pages and then called it a book.
It was a good short story but never enough for a book. I wrote him and chided him for the switch but to no avail.
The Children Act felt the same way to me. Maybe he's putting his kids through college and needs some quick dough.
I thought the marriage p I could just strangle Ian McEwan. I thought the marriage plot was simplistic and shallow.
Same with the characters. In fact, I knew little about them by the end and didn't really care anyway. Married couples stop communicating.
The sub plot with a 15 year old boy was ridiculously made up dialogue and just plain silly. I happen to be around many teenagers and his character was a huge stretch without an adequate backstory.
I waded through this short novella, looking for the old McEwan spark. Didn't happen. You just think McEwan's wife would say something like, " Ian, enough of this crap.
Write something splendid about which you give a damn. I don't like it when reviews go on and on and on analyzing every chapter and event because even though it may not be a spoiler it still ruins the read for me.
So I'll just write this opinion. How anyone could write Atonement, Sweet Tooth and Amsterdam Sure is hard for the fans, though.
View all 18 comments. As I began to read The Children Act , I thought that it would be the antithesis to McEwan's other novel, On Chesil Beach , where the marriage of a young newlyweds is damaged beyond repaid in a single moment, by what essentially is lack of communication.
In The Children Act the couple is much older and has been married for decades - Fiona is a 59 year old court judge, and is married to Jack, a 60 year old professor of ancient history.
They have been together for 35 years, and led what could be desc As I began to read The Children Act , I thought that it would be the antithesis to McEwan's other novel, On Chesil Beach , where the marriage of a young newlyweds is damaged beyond repaid in a single moment, by what essentially is lack of communication.
They have been together for 35 years, and led what could be described as a succesful and stable life - until now. One evening Jack surprises Fiona with a confession - he asks her to give him permission to begin an affair with a much younger assistant.
Although he states that he love Fiona and wants to stay with her, Jack justifies his demand for an open marriage by claiming that her passion for him has evaporated - their sex life is non-existent, and at 60 the affair is a last chance at a passionate and exciting relationship.
In On Chesil Beach the couple's tragedy resulted from not knowing one another and not talking about their issues; I expected The Children Act to be the total opposite, an analysis of the rise and fall of a mature marriage with the couple engaging in a honest and open conversation about their own lives.
This doesn't happen - although torn internally by her need for Jack in her life, Fiona is justifiably infuriated and refuses to even talk to him about his needs and reasons behind them, which only disgust her.
The issue of Fiona and Jack's failing marriage is too quickly swept under the rug when Fiona is ordered to judge over a case involving Adam, a teenager on the verge of legal maturity who suffers from leukemia, and his parents - Jehovah's Witnesses, who object to him undergoing a blood transfusion which could save his life.
Both parents object on religious grounds, using scripture as proof that a transfusion is incompatible with their beliefs - which the boy shares and has no objection to, even if they will eventually result in his very painful death.
The focus from Fiona's marriage shifts to the court case, as Fiona has to hear testimonies from doctors, church officials, Adam's parents and Adam himself to understand all sides of the argument.
To make the difficult decision, she decides to visit him as he slowly withers away - finding a passionate and talented teenager, whose interest in music and the arts draws her to him and who slowly becomes obsessed with her, which reminded me of another English novel - Notes on a Scandal.
This is a short, but ambitious book - as it tries to take on many challenging topics: disintegration of a long marriage, the influence parents have on their children, and the influence that religion has on their decisions.
Despite being well-constructed and written, I found that it simply had nothing new or particularly insightful to add on these issues - it was more of a clinical presentation of them, rather than engaging fiction dealing with these dilemmas.
The reader is shown all points of view regarding Adam's case, but my real interest lay in the relationship of Fiona and Jack - how both are going to deal with the crisis it suffers.
Unfortunately, both Fiona and Jack are presented as rather detached characters, not only from one another but from life in general.
I found the story to contain hardly any surprises, and could easily see the denouncement - which was probably intended to be shocking - coming from a mile away.
As a result, the novel or rather a novella, considering its length carries less impact than it might have had were all its themes developed further.
The Children Act will undoubtedly stir interest and gain readership, but it's certainly not Ian McEwan's best work, and I found his last novel - Sweet Tooth - to be more interesting and enjoyable.
The sixth book in my ongoing Ian McEwan binge and it has only given me a craving for more. Also his masterful storytelling technique. I found myself reading like a student, noticing his artful pacing and the way he moved between narrative a The sixth book in my ongoing Ian McEwan binge and it has only given me a craving for more.
I found myself reading like a student, noticing his artful pacing and the way he moved between narrative and scenes, always driving the plot forward to its wrenching ending.
I am in love with his ability to understand and convey what can never be said between the words. He never oversteps the necessary synapses.
Like the rests in music, they make the story vibrate. Also, he should know that he is not in the hands of an impersonal bureaucracy.
I shall explain to him that I am the one who will be making the decision in his best interests. There were three aspects in its favour.
Firstly, I love courts and anything legal and the fact that this would be viewed from the standpoint of Fiona Maye, a leading High Court judge.
They fascinate me for some obscure reason. Would I prove to be right in my gut feeling about this book? The plot is basically very straight forward.
Running in parallel are the matrimonial problems that Fiona is beginning to face with her husband Jack.
Nevertheless he still loves his wife but feels that they are more like brother and sister. He has a woman in mind.
I daresay one of these crises that men come across from time to time. Are you honestly content with that? Do men really do that after so many years of marriage?
Well…Perhaps the problem is on his part. Perhaps his wife had a work-related problem? However, the way Fiona reacted after Jack had left the flat with his suitcase was exactly what I would have done!
The book is indeed multi-faceted. Here is Fiona, a highly successful individual, who loves her profession. But she also feels regret that she never had children.
It was either the wrong time of her life with her career, and with that of her husband, then time passed as did her fertile period, and finally it was too late to have children.
I could indeed relate to that fact. To discover an interest in music and poetry with the adolescent certainly played a major part in her ruling.
The way the book flows from one situation to the next continued to hold my interest. The discussions on leukaemia fascinated me as did the life for High Court Judges on the circuit.
Finally, I must confess that I never know what it is about a book that sings to me but this book did indeed and that's the main thing.
View all 29 comments. Is it her duty to attempt to save either? I had been very hesitant about delving into another work by Ian McEwan after reading and re-reading and re-reading Atonement - a book that remains one of my favorites to this day.
Although many have called it overrated and pretentious and have complained about the excessive detail with respect to places and objects and the lack of detail with respect to the characters, to me Atonement remains a nearly perfect, albeit tragic, love story.
After all, if he wrote something on my favorites list I would probably at least like his other stuff, right?
Now I know what all of the Atonement bashers were talking about. The Children Act is pretentious and filled with undeveloped characters and drones on and on and on and on and on about every minute detail seen when walking down a street, but nearly zero detail when it comes to matters of importance.
Those people are free to consider me stupid, because it just left me cold. There was so much potential in this novel, but sadly it all got lost in the details of things like rocks or a piece of music or some other nonsense that I could really give two shits about.
ARC provided by NetGally in exchange for an honest review An author, I believe, takes a risk when he centers his novel around one character.
So often a reader will rate their enjoyment of the book on whether or not they can relate to the character. In this story the main character is Fiona, approaching sixty she is a high court judge in the family court.
She had given up the idea of having a child, concentrating on her career. She is long married to Jack, but their marriage has now hit a big road block.
In the beginning I felt a huge distance from the c An author, I believe, takes a risk when he centers his novel around one character.
In the beginning I felt a huge distance from the character, what kept me reading was her very interesting court cases and her inner thoughts about her judgments.
But then, she does a few, very human out of character things and I slowly began to warm to her. Soon a big case, involving a seventeen yr.
This is a quiet, introspective novel, the writing almost seamless. I enjoyed all the music references throughout as Fiona and a fellow lawyer play at various events.
A whole person began to emerge, flawed like most of us, I began to take this character to heart. My enjoyment of this book slowly crept up on me and I realized just how much this author had included in this rather short novel.
So I ended up liking this much more at the end than I did at the beginning. ARC from the publisher. The consequences of her ruling of the case are at the heart of the story, but despite the sobering topic I did not find it to be a difficult read.
This was a thought provoking read because of the characters and their issues being so realistic, but also because of the effects of the law and religion, and also how a career can put strain on a marriage.
I really liked these characters and felt they were strongly developed for a shorter story, and something about the writing, the details of the court cases and the musical aspects added in made this a more sophisticated read.
I love how this author takes an already engaging story and adds an interesting element that makes it just a tad more extraordinary, with this being no exception.
Two story lines develop. In court, a moral dilemma with religious beliefs of parents versus the medical treatment needed for their son, and the less than passionate marriage of Fiona and her husband, Jack.
This is a lovely short book with the 2 stories interwoven expertly. I listened to the audiobook which was narrated quite we This is the first of Ian McEwan's books that I have read, and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
I listened to the audiobook which was narrated quite well. Highly recommend. I would like to read more of his novels, but not sure which one I should select next.
Any recommendations appreciated. View all 11 comments. Sometimes it's the smallest books that dig the deepest.
The character of Fiona seems at first difficult to know, some might even say cold, but as I read, I began to understand her.
Fiona Maye is a judge in Family Court who keeps herself very formal and somewhat distant from the people around her. She wields great power over the lives of the people who appear before her in co Sometimes it's the smallest books that dig the deepest.
She wields great power over the lives of the people who appear before her in court, and I think the only way she can support that level of responsibility is to separate herself emotionally.
What I liked most about this book is that it made me think. View all 32 comments. Readers also enjoyed.
Literary Fiction. About Ian McEwan. Ian McEwan. McEwan's works have earned him worldwide critical acclaim. He has been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction numerous times, winning the award for Amsterdam in He was awarded a CBE in McEwan lives in London.