[Ebook] ↠ Saturday Author Ian McEwan – Sausageskinsuk.co.uk

Saturday An Astonishing Novel That Captures The Fine Balance Of Happiness And The Unforeseen Threats That Can Destroy It A Brilliant, Thrilling Page Turner That Will Keep Readers On The Edge Of Their Seats.From The Pen Of A Master The 1 Bestselling, Booker Prize Winning Author Of Atonement Comes An Astonishing Novel That Captures The Fine Balance Of Happiness And The Unforeseen Threats That Can Destroy It A Brilliant, Thrilling Page Turner That Will Keep Readers On The Edge Of Their Seats.Saturday Is A Masterful Novel Set Within A Single Day In February 2003 Henry Perowne Is A Contented Man A Successful Neurosurgeon, Happily Married To A Newspaper Lawyer, And Enjoying Good Relations With His Children Henry Wakes To The Comfort Of His Large Home In Central London On This, His Day Off He Is As At Ease Here As He Is In The Operating Room Outside The Hospital, The World Is Not So Easy Or Predictable There Is An Impending War Against Iraq, And A General Darkening And Gathering Pessimism Since The New York And Washington Attacks Two Years Before.On This Particular Saturday Morning, Perowne S Day Moves Through The Ordinary To The Extraordinary After An Unusual Sighting In The Early Morning Sky, He Makes His Way To His Regular Squash Game With His Anaesthetist, Trying To Avoid The Hundreds Of Thousands Of Marchers Filling The Streets Of London, Protesting Against The War A Minor Accident In His Car Brings Him Into A Confrontation With A Small Time Thug To Perowne S Professional Eye, Something Appears To Be Profoundly Wrong With This Young Man, Who In Turn Believes The Surgeon Has Humiliated Him With Savage Consequences That Will Lead Henry Perowne To Deploy All His Skills To Keep His Family Alive.


10 thoughts on “Saturday

  1. says:

    Hello everybody,I m Henry Perowne and welcome to a day in my life a Saturday to be precise I m a good natured sort of chap, if I were famous I d probably be saddled with the tag of thinking women s crumpet , but personally I take myself much to seriously to acknowledge that kind of thing I m a successful neurosurgeon who enjoys long, descriptive and adjective laden games of squash with my erudite and debonair colleagues Today, for once in my incredibly lucky and wealthy life, I had a spot Hello everybody,I m Henry Perowne and welcome to a day in my life a Saturday to be precise I m a good natured sort of chap, if I were famous I d probably be saddled with the tag of thinking women s crumpet , but personally I take myself much to seriously to acknowledge that kind of thing I m a successful neurosurgeon who enjoys long, descriptive and adjective laden games of squash with my erudite and debonair colleagues Today, for once in my incredibly lucky and wealthy life, I had a spot of bad luck and pranged my top of the range Merc This led to an encounter which can, at best, be described as unpleasant The thugs in the red BMW gave me a bit of a pasting which left me with a cracking haematoma over my sternum However, my extensive medical knowledge allowed me to diagnose one of my attackers with a genetically inherited degenerative disease on the spot This a...


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    Godawful Saturday was ponderous, labored, rhetorically thick and therefore perhaps to my mind pretentious, or do I mean pompous It was like a big bloated beer gut, but a beer gut bloated indeed, rendered distended, turgid, and tumescent by the finest chardonnays, Gewurztraminers, and Sauvignon Blancs, sipped quaffed while listening to Bach Partitas It was bereft of conciseness, brevity, midgetude, terseness, laconism, abbreviation, and pith, its rather meaningless, hollow sentences cu Godawful Saturday was ponderous, labored, rhetorically thick and therefore perhaps to my mind pretentious, or do I mean pompous It was like a big bloated beer gut, but a beer gut bloated indeed, rendered distended, turgid, and tumescent by the finest chardonnays, Gewurztraminers, and Sauvignon Blancs, sipped quaffed while listening to Bach Partitas It was bereft of conciseness, brevity, midgetude, terseness, laconism, abbreviation, and pith, its rather meaningless, hollow sentences curled around each other like vines choking a tree trunk, maybe a turkey oak Paragraphs wended, labyrinthinely, toward a ridiculous and pat conclusion Even when things happened, they were narrated along with the protagonist s meandering thoughts and by thoughts, I mean those electrical impulses traveling from synapse to synapse between the n...


  3. says:

    Jonathan sits before his reliable laptop, gathering his thoughts on how to begin a review of Ian McEwan s Saturday He has already made up his mind as to how he shall write this review, a mediocre attempt at emulating Mr McEwan s third person, present tense style, will suffice Yet he struggles with the concept of how best to begin the review Shall he mention the plot, the themes or the beautiful writing He knows at this point that he will refer to why he talks as an omniscient narrator for th Jonathan sits before his reliable laptop, gathering his thoughts on how to begin a review of Ian McEwan s Saturday He has already made up his mind as to how he shall write this review, a mediocre attempt at emulating Mr McEwan s third person,...


  4. says:

    Note SPOILERS ALL OVER THE PLACE This review is for people who have read Saturday or people who will never read Saturday Reading Saturday is like running a weird obstacle race At first it s all manicured lawns and rhododendrons, and then it s hideous piles of donkey droppings, and that s how it goes daffodils, donkey droppings, vistas of beauty, donkey droppings And I m not sure that was the intended effect What a weird novel here we have one of the stupidest plot devic Note SPOILERS ALL OVER THE PLACE This review is for people who have read Saturday or people who will never read Saturday Reading Saturday is like running a weird obstacle race At first it s all manicured lawns and rhododendrons, and then it s hideous piles of donkey droppings, and that s how it goes daffodils, donkey droppings, vistas of beauty, donkey droppings And I m not sure that was the intended effect What a weird novel here we have one of the stupidest plot devices for many years, followed immediately by one of the soapiest and we also have an excruciatingly badly written cardboard villain we have some fantastically overwritten passages which could make you lose your lunch if you re sensitive to pretension and yet, I liked it I thought it couldn t have triedto do...


  5. says:

    This wasn t my favorite Ian McEwan Admittedly there were very valid points in some of the negative reviews But I m partial regarding to McEwan his mesmerizing prose, particularly his superb interpretation of music e.g jazz blues in this book and modern classical in Amsterdam woke up all my senses.


  6. says:

    I would not qualify Saturday as McEwan s best work I think the argument begins and ends with Atonement in terms of sheer literary achievement But Saturday is McEwan s most immediate work the one that feels most like a significant and honest byproduct of both the time and place from which it emerged and the man from whose mind materialized To be clear, I adore Atonement and, for all its heart wrenching and visceral exploration of obsession and paranoia, I love Enduring Love Saturda I would not qualify Saturday as McEwan s best work I think the argument begins and ends with Atonement in terms of sheer literary achievement But Saturday is McEwan s most immediate work the one that feels most like a significant and honest byproduct of both the time and place from which it emerged and the man from whose mind materialized To be clear, I adore Atonement and, for all its heart wrenching and visceral exploration of obsession and paranoia, I love Enduring Love Saturday is an oddity because, by placing itself in the middle of one man s life, in the middle of his family, and in the middle of the most significant period of our time that span between September 11th, 2001, and the advent of the Iraq war , it somehow manages to be about everything, the way that our own lives are about everything It is about love, family, aging, neurosurgery, ho...


  7. says:

    For me, one star ratings are very rare this is, without a doubt, one of the worst books ever The titular day is a bland array of stupid events that fill up a stupid life The neurosurgeon atop his manse contemplates the plague of humanity living right below him commoners, proletarians, drug addicts all the while believing that his own existence is worthwhile as he parades around all the perks of being rich in a modern day luxurious London I detested this neo bourgeoisie panorama to For me, one star ratings are very rare this is, without a doubt, one of the worst books ever The titular day is a bland array of stupid events that fill up a stupid life The neurosurgeon atop his manse contemplates the plague of humanity living right below him commoners, proletarians, drug addicts all the while believing that his own existence is worthwhile as he parades around all the perks of being rich in a modern day luxurious London I detested this neo bourgeoisie panorama too too much to continue about what a drag it was for a midlife twit to tell me how fabulous his house and wife are, how complete and neat and great he has it, how his over pampered kids are both prodigies, how there s a fear super far away from this narrative in the form of a potential post 911 mass annihilation Everything in P.O.V of Pe...


  8. says:

    I loved this book This is not a book for you if you re looking for entertainment only, or light reading This is a book full of layers, metaphors, parallels, issues to think about The thing that most reached out grabbed me was the idea of a man going about his daily life whether you find his daily life mundane or overly privileged or whatever , when unexpected events occur change everything That s always sort of a scary theme for me On the surface it s the story of Henry, I loved this book This is not a book for you if you re looking for entertainment only, or light reading This is a book full of layers, metaphors, parallels, issues to think about The thing that most reached out grabbed me was the idea of a man going about his daily life whether you find his daily life mundane or overly privileged or whatever , when unexpected events occur change everything That s always sort of a scary theme for me On the surface it s the story of Henry, a successful London neurosurgeon his wife Rosalind, a lawyer their daughter, a soon to be published poet living in Paris their son, a blues musician, also on the brink of success It s a story that takes place over t...


  9. says:

    I found this book Saturday by Ian McEwan.Then I read it.Things happened, some exciting and some less so, nothing of super consequence I finished the book I put it away and forgot about it.I then went on to another book.That s my reading experience and that s the arc of Saturday It s a day in the life of short story dragged out into novel length Granted there s plenty packed into that day and it s admirably juggled by McEwan.The main character is accosted He happens to be a doctor and tha I found this book Saturday by Ian McEwan.Then I read it.Things happened, some exciting and some less so, nothing of super consequence I finished the book I put it away and forgot about it....


  10. says:

    Short version GOD IT WAS BORING.Long version You know the anecdote that a succesful novelist could publish his shopping list and people would buy it That s the case with Saturday A chronicle of 24 hours from the life of neurosurgeon Henry Perowne, the novel is full of his ruminations, reminiscences, all described in painful, tedious detail McEwan fails to build an actual plot instead you ll be sure to hear every single event, no matter how irrelevant and drawn out there s an 18 page descr Short version GOD IT WAS BORING.Long version You know the anecdote that a succesful novelist could publish his shopping list and people would buy it That s the case with Saturday A chronicle of 24 hours from the life of neurosurgeon Henry Perowne, the novel is full of his ruminations, reminiscences, all described in painful, tedious detail McEwan fails to build an actual plot instead you ll be sure to hear every single event, no matter how irrelevant and drawn out there s an 18 page description of a squash game that s boring to death If you liked Remembrance of Things Past this book might appeal to you Henry takes 60 pages to get out of the...