Solar (Hardback)
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Solar (Hardback)

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Hardback Published: 18/03/2010
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Michael Beard is a Nobel prize-winning physicist whose best work is behind him. Trading on his reputation, he speaks for enormous fees, lends his name to the letterheads of renowned scientific institutions and half-heartedly heads a government-backed initiative tackling global warming. 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, "Solar" is a serious and darkly satirical novel, showing human frailty struggling with the most pressing and complex problem of our time. A story of one man's greed and self-deception, it is a profound and stylish new work from one of the world's great writers.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780224090490

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I have just given up this one, and its very rare that I give up on a book!

Like someone else said, there is too much science. Its boring and I think its just there to fill pages in a very boring storyline.

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Paperback edition
29th June 2011
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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

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11th June 2011
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“Reads like a Ben Elton novel”

...In that it's pitched as a comedy without being amusing, deals with a marvellous invention to save the planet which is ultimately squashed by those with a vested interest in not saving the planet, and leaves... More

Hardback edition
1st July 2010
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