Sunday, June 29, 2008


Saturday by Ian McEwan is the fourth McEwan novel I've read in the past year and definitely my favorite. The action takes place in a single Saturday. The protagonist, Henry Perowne, a late 40s London neurosurgeon lives out a both commonplace and momentous (planned and unplanned) day as he ponders his life and post-9/11 Western society and politics.

I particularly enjoyed the novel because it was set in the part of London, Fitzrovia, where I lived one summer as a student.