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Saturday
by Ian McEwan

Published: 2005
Paperback : 289 pages
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This ISBN (0739458205) is for the Book Club paperback edition; about 8.25 inches tall, 289 ...
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This ISBN (0739458205) is for the Book Club paperback edition; about 8.25 inches tall, 289 pages.

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by SusanLorin (see profile) 12/16/10
Our book club always has a potluck that is themed to the book. We had delicious fish soup, salad, English cheese, and bread. English shortbreads were our dessert.

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  "Provokes Discussion if You Can Get Through the Book"by mel29 (see profile) 01/16/12

Our club struggled with this book. Some didn't even finish it and most of us found it dragged quite a bit, BUT it did provoke a lot of discussion about scientific/artistic minds, revenge, m... (read more)

 
  "Saturday"by SusanLorin (see profile) 12/16/10

The book is very slow and, at times, too descriptive. But our book club had one of the best discussions we've ever had as our participants had a wide variety of interpretations and ideas. I would not read... (read more)

 
  "Saturday"by LilyK (see profile) 09/15/10

Very well written but extremely slow.

 
  "Long Winded bit of a snoozefest"by dtcfife (see profile) 06/18/08

 
  "Well written but hopelessly smug"by peteharris2017 (see profile) 05/26/08

Ian McEwan is a fantastic writer. In his ability to craft a beautiful evocative sentence I would put him ahead of any other current English writer. His talent is in full view in this novel w... (read more)

 
  "An exceptional novel"by RCEindhoven (see profile) 01/18/08

This is one of the best books we've read. Ian McEwan is a fine novelist. Read Atonement, it's just as good.

 
  "A day in the life of a neurosurgeon."by Frazzle (see profile) 07/17/07

Most members loved this book. Many chose it to be the best of the books we read this year. It takes an ordinary day and makes it extraordinary in many ways. The characters are realistic and engaging.... (read more)

 
  "Saturday refers to the March against the Iraqi war which occurred in London and other cities in the world. The book takes place on that Saturday in London from the vantage point of a brain surgeon who"by marlenedc (see profile) 06/02/07

Ian McEwan is a gifted writer who creates fiction that is so compelling that you cannot stop thinking about each novel he writes for years to come. I am always so amazed at the research he m... (read more)

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