Saturday

Saturday

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 05/01/2006
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What went wrong, Ian?
What is this - McEwan's attempt to show that not all his characters are middle class and called Briony or Edward? The plot is hugely unbelievable and the m... READ MORE
Amy Pirt at Thanet

Synopsis

'Dazzling... Profound and urgent' Observer 'A book of great maturity, beautifully alive to the fragility of happiness and all forms of violence... Everyone should read Saturday' Financial Times Saturday, February 15, 2003. Henry Perowne, a successful neurosurgeon, stands at his bedroom window before dawn and watches a plane - ablaze with fire like a meteor - arcing across the London sky. Over the course of the following day, unease gathers about Perowne, as he moves amongst hundreds of thousands of anti-war protestors in the post-9/11 streets. A minor car accident brings him into confrontation with Baxter, a fidgety, aggressive man, who to Perowne's professional eye appears to be profoundly unwell. But it is not until Baxter makes a sudden appearance at the Perowne family home that Henry's earlier fears seem about to be realised...

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780099469681
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Weight: 263g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 22 mm

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Introspective and challenging: a book for thought, recording a man's existence within a day. Some passages are extraordinarily textured and deeply felt.Amo... READ MORE
Smintheus Fellin
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Read it twice!
The first time I read this book I found it rather slow and tiresome, then I read it again... Saturday is certainly no Dan Brown thriller, McEwan demands th... READ MORE
Stephen T
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Found this book rather a struggle to read and did not find it flowed as perhaps it should have.The story had the potential to land a "knock-out" ... READ MORE
JIM
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I found this book really quite laborious. It just didn't seem to get started and having 3 pages describing in detail how Henry prepares dinner was really d... READ MORE
keeley hydon
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McEwan strikes again, you know somethings going to happen as soon as you start the book, but you don't know quite what. McEwan weaves his magic and gets yo... READ MORE
Rebekah Hall
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Of the books I was expected to read for the London in Film and Fiction course I took part in during 2007 at Birkbeck College, London - this was the book I ... READ MORE
Allen Tsui