Saturday by Ian McEwan


Set in: England
Summary: In his triumphant new novel, Ian McEwan, the bestselling author of Atonement, follows an ordinary man through a Saturday whose high promise gradually turns nightmarish. Henry Perowne–a neurosurgeon, urbane, privileged, deeply in love with his wife and grown-up children–plans to play a game of squash, visit his elderly mother, and cook dinner for his family. But after a minor traffic accident leads to an unsettling confrontation, Perowne must set aside his plans and summon a strength greater than he knew he had in order to preserve the life that is dear to him.

This has been an incredibly dull year as far as tackling life’s dreams. I have been pretty bored and often frustrated about the lack of my bucket list accomplishments and I realized that I have dreams on my bucket list that don’t require leaving the house. Read a book set in all 50 states, read every book on the 1001 books to read, watch every movie on the AFI Greatest 100 list. . .

Truth is, I have plenty of dreams that don’t always involve traveling, so when I have years like this one I really should focus on those.

So when I decided that I would start making a dent on the 1001 books to read list, I was surprised to learn this was number 2. This book is set in England and I figured since I am truly making an effort to make it to England next year this book was worth reading.

This book was interesting and beautifully written, I enjoyed the beautiful writing and I completely understand why it is on the list.  It deals with so many emotions and so many truths in life.

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