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New Meeting: February Meetup - "Saturday" by Ian McEwan

From: Bethany
Sent on: Sunday, February 3, 2008 12:27 PM
Announcing a new meeting for a ne{o}lit book club!

What: February Meetup - "Saturday" by Ian McEwan

When: Thursday, February 28, 7:30 PM

Voluntary fee: USD1.00 per person

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Meeting Description: For February we'll be reading "Saturday" by Ian McEwan. An editorial from Bookmarks Magazine reads....

"As McEwan writers, ?When anything can happen, everything matters.? Saturday magnifies a pivotal moment in history and a day in a man?s life as secure foundations crack and uncertainty rushes in. While critics cited different overriding themes, Saturday explores ideas of fate and purpose, life?s fragility, revelation, and terror at all levels of society. McEwan, an enduring talent in Britain combines ?literary seriousness? with a ?momentum more commonly associated with genre fiction.? The result is an intricate, captivating novel defined by a ?serene tension? that erupts into a dark reality despite its hero?s optimism (New York Times Book Review).
McEwan brilliantly builds many layers of reality from small details. Henry-a sympathetic, if conflicted, character-knows he can examine people?s brains, but not understand their minds. His ruminations on surgery, lovemaking, music, war (he?s pro-war), and literature (he?s clueless) rise to a crescendo as he slowly questions his own motives and actions. In dazzling, authoritative prose, McEwan depicts this growing anxiety with a calmness that is soon violated.

...most critics agree that Saturday is both a substantial work of literature by one of Britain?s greatest minds and a powerful piece of post-9/11 fiction."

We'll meet at the usual spot -- upstairs in the cozy room at Market Avenue Wine Bar. Grab a drink downstairs, and meet us up there for another riveting and intellectual, yet casual conversation about what will hopefully be good read. All are welcome!

Learn more here:
http://bookclub.meetup.com/17/calendar/7254484/

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