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Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. In the predawn sky on a Saturday morning, London site Store · site eBooks · Literature & Fiction. Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. In the predawn sky on a Saturday morning, London site Store; ›; site eBooks; ›; Literature & Fiction. In his triumphant new novel, Ian McEwan, the bestselling author of Atonement, follows an ordinary man through a Saturday whose high.
McEwan has shown how we. Saturday is a tightly wound tour de force.
It is a novel about consciousness that illuminates the sources of politics. Brilliantly macabre and suspenseful.
He has achieved a complete mastery of his craft. More audacious than Atonement. This novel.
McEwan has shown how we. Saturday is a tightly wound tour de force. It is a novel about consciousness that illuminates the sources of politics.
Brilliantly macabre and suspenseful. He has achieved a complete mastery of his craft.
More audacious than Atonement. This novel.
A thoughtful, measured and mature look at our world today. Saturday proceeds serenely into very different territory where the most secure existence is ringed by sinister possibilities. Beautifully crafted.
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Returning to London, Beard is quickly embroiled in more of McEwan's traditional tropes — a life-altering accident and a suspenseful sequence, again given a comic spin. Then a new section starts, set in Divorced and even fatter, Beard has reinvented himself as a clean-energy entrepreneur. He has, it turns out, been sacked from the centre after making some off-the-cuff remarks on the low numbers of women in high-level physics jobs.
McEwan draws fruitfully on his own experiences with the press here and has some satiric fun at the expense of arts academics, though Beard's troubles, modelled on Larry Summers's at Harvard, aren't quite believable in an English setting.
The physicist has also acquired a new girlfriend and an addiction to salt and vinegar crisps; weirdly, McEwan uses these last items to have him experience a well known anecdote — another set-piece — and then has an irritating know-all pop up to explain what a well known anecdote it is. Beard's main business, however, is to lecture a group of institutional investors on alternative energy.
The novel carefully undercuts both his virtue and his dignity: he spends his time at the podium trying not to vomit, having eaten a dodgy smoked salmon sandwich, and parts of his pitch are either plagiarised or hypocritical fabrications. All the same, his actual arguments are compelling, and it's hard not to root for him as, in the final section, he prepares to throw the switch on a prototype array of next-generation solar panels in New Mexico.
It's now , and Beard, fatter still and trying to ignore a worrying melanoma, has further romantic entanglements and professional complications on his plate. As various chickens from the first two sections start coming home to roost, still in comic mode, McEwan builds up considerable suspense about the fate of Beard's enterprise, a revolutionary technology that, you end up half-believing, might save the world.
In the course of his trip to the Arctic circle, Beard hears some unfamiliar guitar music, "reflective, with a touch of lightness and precision, like something of Mozart's". Solar seems to aim for something similar and, as you'd expect, precision isn't a problem in its brisk tour d'horizon of the ironies arising from climate change. McEwan swiftly persuades the reader that he can write authoritatively not only about science but the culture of scientific institutions, too.
He also revels in clever, sometimes over-neat reversals.Kate Atkinson. At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer's personal information. Michael Crummey.
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I read this novel in just over a day and will seek out more by McEwan, who reminds me most of a British T. At the end of this review are some of my favorite passages that I just needed to type out for my own memory's sake. It is in the third-person present tense with lapses in memory in third-person past.
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