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by Ian McEwan | Other
Registered by glitterbee of Mainz, Rheinland-Pfalz Germany on 1/26/2010
Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

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Journal Entry 1 by glitterbee from Mainz, Rheinland-Pfalz Germany on Tuesday, January 26, 2010

7 out of 10

"In the predawn sky on a Saturday morning, London neurosurgeon Henry Perowne sees a plane with a wing afire streaking toward Heathrow. His first thought is terrorism - especially since this is the day of a public demonstration against the pending Iraq war. Eventually, danger to Perowne and his family will come from another source, but the plane turns out to be a harbinger of a world forever changed. Meanwhile, the reader follows Perowne through his day, mainly via an interior monologue. At the end of the day the ominous pall that has hovered over the narrative explodes into violence, and Perowne's sense that the world has become "a commuity of anxiety" plays out in suspense, delusion, heroism and reconciliation. The tension throughout the novel between science (Perowne's surgery) and art (his daughter is a poet; his son a musician) culminates in a synthesis of the two, and a grave, hopeful, meaningful, transcendent ending." (amazon)

I read this book for a lit class and overall I did enjoy reading it. It seemed a bit long at times, the whole book telling the events of one day, February 15, 2003. But I think that it is remarkably well written and I am sure I'll read another book by Ian McEwan sometime. 

Journal Entry 2 by glitterbee at BART train in -- Trains, tubes, metro, buses, California USA on Monday, March 22, 2010

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