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Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Saturday:Ian Mcewan

4.5 out of 5 stars

Thought provoking day in the life of a British Neurosurgeon. The main character spends a Saturday preoccupied by a lot of different things. He is 10% Jackass, 5% pretentious, 50% Loving Family man, 35% existential philosopher.

I enjoyed the way that he dissected every stuation as if he was in the operating room. His family is interesting, and offers a nice contrast to his otherwise sterile personality.

Well worth the read.


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  • Browsing this book at a Borders last week, I realized I'd read a chapter of it in the New Yorker or something like that a few months ago. (it's the scene after the car accident where he diagnoses the other guy's shake). I look forward to reading this.

    I read "Atonement" by McEwan. I realize that I don't like unreliable narrators, but I very much was enthralled with part 2 of the book, which as about the WWII battle at Dunkirk.

    By evt1618, at 11:47 AM  

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