Saturday

by McEwan Ian | Other |
ISBN: 0099469685 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wendyv of Blind Bight, Victoria Australia on 3/20/2010
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7 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by wendyv from Blind Bight, Victoria Australia on Saturday, March 20, 2010
I love Ian McEwan, and have not found anything by him to rival Enduring Love. Saturday was good, and I am pleased to have read it, but it was not quite Enduring Love even though it is concerned with some similar ideas. It is a rewarding read, however, and I think it would hold the interest of many BookCrossers (it is on many wishlists).

It is 279 pages long, a paperback. Please make sure you Journal it upon arrival and upon completion.... I also ask that you dont take longer than needed for the novel, please.

I am offering it up as a Book Ray, please pm me if you are interested and I will try to sort out a reasonable order, please let me know your postal preferences and I will Do My Best to make it happen....





Journal Entry 2 by wendyv at Blind Bight, Victoria Australia on Friday, March 26, 2010

Released 8 yrs ago (3/25/2010 UTC) at Blind Bight, Victoria Australia

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I sent this to Kizmiaz in Portugal, after offering it as a ray and he was the only taker! Please enjoy it Kizmiaz (great screen name by the way!) and please pass it on after you have read it.

Journal Entry 3 by kizmiaz from Belém , Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Tuesday, April 06, 2010
Just got it!
Thanks wendyv! I Hope you had a good Easter too and the chocolate was great, albeit a bit crushed.
I can't believe I was the only one on the BRay, how weird. Do you think everyone else has read it and we're the last ones?
Anyway, I will certainly read it, although it might take a while, and pass it along

Journal Entry 4 by kizmiaz from Belém , Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Wednesday, June 02, 2010
Wow what a great book!
I’m very happy to have read this book, I didn’t much like Amsterdam and I hated Atonement but this book was a great reunion with McEwan, just like the old days when I read The Cement Garden.
This is a major piece of literature, it’s technically flawless and the way McEwan works his main character through the day is pure genius. The way this story is told is simply amazing, and the story itself… well, I can hardly find the words to describe how I liked it.
It has a somewhat sombre mood and brings a sense of impending destiny, but that’s McEwan’s way of drawing the reader into this trip into the human mind and into the average life of Henry and his family. There are many important issues raised in this story and as much food for thought as you’re willing to find.
A brilliant work and a must read for everyone who has an interest in contemporary literature.
Thank you very much wendyv.
I’ll be passing it along soon.

Journal Entry 5 by wingcontowing at Lisboa - City, Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Wednesday, June 16, 2010
With me now! Thanks kizmiaz. I'll try not to take long...

Journal Entry 6 by wingcontowing at Lisboa - City, Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Tuesday, July 13, 2010
As kizmiaz said, this is one great book. Once more, like in other books from the author, it's not the story in the book but the way it is told that catches us.
I guess I liked "The Child in Time" best (I still remember it sometimes as well as the feelings while reading it...) but as with that one, "Saturday" gives us a unique notion of what literature is all about.
It's truly amazing the way the thoughts described shift direction from this to that and back again, always connected somehow, making sense but... who else could put that in writing with such coherence and without being tedious? Not many authors, that's for sure!
Thanks a lot kizmiaz for another great read!! Getting it back to you soon...

Journal Entry 7 by kizmiaz at Belém , Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Saturday, August 21, 2010
back home, for now.

Journal Entry 8 by Nin-guem at Belém , Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Thursday, October 14, 2010
Kizmiaz passed me this book. I took some time reading, enjoying every minute of it, except two or three paragraphs that were too technical (medical jargon on surgeries), although it makes perfect sense in the narrative sequence and to be in line with the mood and the Saturday of the good doctor.
So beautifully written.
I couldn't believe this page-turner was about a day in the life of one character! How he describes what he feels for his wife - without any shred of romantic bullshit or clicés, but very lovingly - is a work of art...I loved it.

Journal Entry 9 by kizmiaz at Belém , Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Friday, October 15, 2010
back home again, but it'll travel some more soon.

Journal Entry 10 by kizmiaz at Belém , Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Monday, January 10, 2011

Released 8 yrs ago (1/10/2011 UTC) at Belém , Lisboa (cidade) Portugal

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released thru ElHurricane's BBox

Journal Entry 11 by ElHurricane at Ovar, Aveiro Portugal on Monday, January 17, 2011
And here it is.
Thanks kizmiaz for participating in the Box.

Journal Entry 12 by ElHurricane at Parque de Codessais in Vila Real, Vila Real Portugal on Friday, June 13, 2014

Released 4 yrs ago (6/14/2014 UTC) at Parque de Codessais in Vila Real, Vila Real Portugal

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It goes to Vila Real's picnic and if nobody takes it, it will remain in the wild!

Journal Entry 13 by Janeka at Vila Real, Vila Real Portugal on Sunday, June 15, 2014
I couldn't resist to bring it with me :)
Another 1001-book I might check off my to-read list.

Thank you, ElHurricane!

Journal Entry 14 by -Kata- at Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Thursday, February 26, 2015
Thank you for this Wishlist Tag book! :)

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