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Paperback 288 Pages
Published: 05/01/2006
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'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: 233 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 18 mm


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Written with superb exactness, complex, suspenseful and humane, this novel reinforces his status as the supreme novelist of his generation - Sunday Times

It's the good writing and the truthful and convincing way of rendering consciousness that makes Saturday so engrossing - Colm Toibin

Richly laden. McEwan pulls out all the stops. A rich book, sensuous and thoughtful. McEwan has found in Saturday the right form to showcase his dazzling talents - Sunday Telegraph

An exemplary novel... It is undoubtedly McEwan's best - Mail on Sunday

He remains at the top of his game - assured, accomplished and ambitious - Daily Telegraph

A book of great moral maturity, beautifully alive to the fragility of happiness and all forms of violence... Everyone should read Saturday... Artistically, morally and politically, he excels - The Times

Fabulous - The Guardian

Saturday is wonderfully involving and affecting on every page. Everybody with any interest in contemporary literature will want to read it at once - Evening Standard

A masterpiece of suspense and contemporary reflection - The Word

A book of great maturity, beautifully alive to the fragility of happiness and all forms of violence... Everyone should read Saturday - Financial Times

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“Saturday”

Introspective and challenging: a book for thought, recording a man's existence within a day. Some passages are extraordinarily textured and deeply felt.Among the gems, I found a splendid verse quoted by the... More

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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 that his readers think, really think, about what they are... More

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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 main character, Henry, is smug as anything. McEwan may be... More

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