Constantine Novikov Novikov itibaren Kubaloluwa, Sri Lanka
I'm really not sure what to say about 'Saturday' by Ian McEwan. It was painful to read at times; I turned page after page after page of prose and descriptions of the Henry Perowne's feelings on his life and I just longed for dialogue that would show me the main character instead of reading page after page of what the author thinks about him. I'm also torn about the time period the novel is set in. The Saturday of the story is the day of the largest anti-war protests in the world, during the time between the terrorist attacks on 9/11 and the declaration of war in Iraq. Our main character is faced with throngs of protesters as he travels around London. The idea of war and the global political scene take center stage in Henry's thoughts as he tries to figure out his life and the world he lives in. This is the first time I've read a book that uses a period of my adult life as it's backdrop. It was even more interesting for me as it was a British perspective. I think this is one of those novels that may require a second reading during a different time in my life.