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Solar (Paperback)
  • Solar (Paperback)
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Paperback Published: 03/03/2011
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WINNER OF THE BOLLINGER EVERYMAN WODEHOUSE PRIZE FOR COMIC FICTION Michael Beard is a Nobel prize-winning physicist whose best work is behind him. A compulsive womaniser, Beard finds his fifth marriage floundering. But this time it is different: she is having the affair, and he is still in love with her. When Beard's professional and personal worlds collide in a freak accident, an opportunity presents itself for Beard to extricate himself from his marital mess, reinvigorate his career and save the world from environmental disaster. Ranging from the Arctic Circle to the deserts of New Mexico, this is a story of one man's greed and self-deception; a darkly satirical novel showing human frailty struggling with the most pressing and complex problem of our time.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099549024

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Very different from his other books, this one is just as enjoyable. I would say it is aimed more at men than women.


I plodded through to the bitter end, hoping it would get better. It was depressing - not a holiday read. I was hoping for something to make me laugh. The blurb made it sound good but I wouldn't bother to buy it -... More

11th June 2011
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“Informative read”

Ian McEwan has a brilliant reputation - I have only read one of his previous novels "On Chesil Beach" which I found a rather boring and very quick read. Solar, however, was completely different. There was... More

18th April 2011
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