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4.0 out of 5 stars First Ian McEwan book for me..., 5 April 2005
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...and I was very impressed. There is really no plot as such, and I found it quite an easy read. It follows, as other reviewers have noted, a 'day in the life' of neurosurgeon Henry Perowne and the events which befall him and his family, which all take place on Saturday, February 15, 2003 - while anti-war demonstrators march through London.
What makes this novel a good read is the juxtaposition of alternating viewpoints throughout the narrative. You have the anti-war march demonstrating the macrocosom of the world stage happening in the background while the microcosm of everyday life is whirling it's way around the edges. Daisy, Henry's daughter represents the 'dominant' viewpoint of the day - anti-war - while his son, Theo, is more concerned with his own life independant of what is happening in the world.
It is this look at the world from the right and wrong end of the telescope that gives the novel it's scope and power, and also that you never know the full story unless you have all the facts, there are always mitigating circumstances and you can see the good and bad in every situation.
To sum up this is a novel about one life in one day but it encompasses the world and a particular moment in history to breathtaking effect.
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