What is the author's style in Amsterdam by Ian McEwan?

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Amsterdam is narrated using language that is clear and accessible. Such a choice in language contributes to the impression that the story is fundamentally a story about ordinary men. The principal characters in Amsterdam include a famous composer, who immodestly compares himself to Beethoven; a foreign secretary, who lives under the watchful gaze of the public eye; and the editor of a well-known newspaper. The men to whom these titles belong are from a moral point of view.