Books - Review

SaturdayNeurosurgeon gets involved in car crash and his crashee later attacks him and his family in his own home. But he ends up operating on him to remove a blood clot from his brain.
by Ian McEwan
Score: 7.5
Published: 2006
Read: March 17th 2006


John said

OK, a bit dry somehow, none of the characters seemed particularly likeable, maybe because they were all so successful - neurosurgeon and lawyer wife, with just published poet daughter and talented blues-guitar son. Perhaps that's partly the point though - lofty family brought down (temporarily) by mentally ill and violent man? Great description of a squash match between neurosurgeon and his friend the anaesthetist, which I made JEJ read as we were on skiing hols in Serre Chevalier at the time.

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