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Saturday by Ian McEwan
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Dec 17, 08

bookshelves: audiobook, literary, didn-t-finish
Read in December, 2008

I'm bored; I'm done. I loved Atonement so much I had to check out whether or not any of McEwan's novels were as powerful. The thing is, the slow descriptive pace works for Atonement because of the subject matter. The over-examination had a purpose. But here we have the life of a middle-aged typically cocky doctor and we examine an entire day in his life. Some people's lives may be worth the slow pain-staking analysis, but his, I just don't care about. But that's not even why I quit. I got fed up with the abundance of f words. Strong language plus a story that isn't grabbing my interest isn't a good combination. If you want to read a good story that has the same effect, read the short story The Swimmer by John Cheever. It's been many years since I read and loved this story, but I remember enjoying the parallels of his day and his life. And it's a lot shorter.
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