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Saturday

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Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author Ian McEwan's novels have inspired sweeping critical acclaim and won such prestigious awards as the Booker Prize for Amsterdam and the National Book Critics Circle Award for his modern masterpiece, Atonement. With Saturday, McEwan has crafted perhaps his most unique achievement to date.

Neurosurgeon Henry Perowne enjoys life immensely and considers himself fortunate to love the woman he's married to. As he makes his way through an immense London crowd of Iraq protestors, he has a minor automobile accident. His trained eye immediately senses something neurologically wrong with Baxter, the other driver. So when the confrontational Baxter visits the Perowne home later that evening and events take a tragic turn, it is Henry who must employ his skills to save Baxter.

McEwan has been hailed as "one of the most gifted literary storytellers alive" by The New Republic, and Saturday is further proof of that claim.

Listen to an interview with Ian McEwan on Charlie Rose.

©2005 Ian McEwan; (P)2005 Recorded Books, LLC

What the Critics Say

"Dazzling." (The New York Times)
"A wise and poignant portrait of the way we live now." (Publishers Weekly)
"McEwan is as provocative, transporting, and brilliant as ever as he considers both our vulnerability and our strength, particularly our ability to create sanctuary in a violent world." (Booklist)

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    Chad McKeown 08-02-15
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    "wasted time and money."

    Quite possibly the worst book I have ever bought. I hope I never make such a bad mistake again.

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    Bonny E. waban, MA, USA 09-06-08
    Bonny E. waban, MA, USA 09-06-08 Member Since 2012
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    "When does the story start????"

    Disappointing... kept waiting for the story to begin.... guess this is a day in the life... but did not bring the reader in enough to care for the characters that were described in an interesting fashion...
    Usually love McEwan...not this time!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Judith San Francisco, CA, USA 09-30-07
    Judith San Francisco, CA, USA 09-30-07
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    "Boring!"

    Save your money! This one is a snore!!! BORING!!!Boring

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Dennis staten island, NY, USA 04-27-05
    Dennis staten island, NY, USA 04-27-05
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    "Saturday"

    Ponderous

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    Tracy Elk Grove, CA, United States 12-09-08
    Tracy Elk Grove, CA, United States 12-09-08 Member Since 2013
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    "Ho Hum"

    The narrator makes me sleepy. The story is okay. It might be more enjoyable with a more dynamic reader.

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    Criss Lucas 11-10-08
    Criss Lucas 11-10-08 Member Since 2013
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    "Difficult to finish"

    Very disappointing book. Couldn't make myself care about the characters. Just wanted it to end.

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