Monday, September 24, 2012

Book Review #188 - Saturday by Ian McEwan

Saturday

In his triumphant new novel, Ian McEwan, the bestselling author of Atonement, follows an ordinary man through a Saturday whose high promise gradually turns nightmarish. Henry Perowne - a neurosurgeon, urbane, privileged, deeply in love with his wife and grown-up children - plans to play a game of squash, visit his elderly mother, and cook dinner for his family. But after a minor traffic accident leads to an unsettling confrontation, Perowne must set aside his plans and summon a strength greater than he knew he had in order to preserve the life that is dear to him.
 

 
My Rating: 3/5

 
 
I read this book as part of the 1001 Books to Read Before you Die List which I am trying to complete.
 
 
The biggest problem I had with this book was there was too much detail in every aspect. I can understand why because it is based on  one day in a guys life but at times it got quite boring.
 
 
I really liked the detail used when describing his work as a neurosurgeon as I found that really interesting, and it was this aspect that kept me interested to keep reading.
 
 
 
I feel like this book had a deeper meaning to it that I simply wasn't able to understand, and hope that one day if I ever decided to reread it I can fully appreciate it then.

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