The Simple Things
l Saturday by Ian McEwan May Day is traditionally a time for protest and this novel by Ian McEwan has protest at its heart. It follows Neurosurgeon Henry Perrowne one ordinary Saturday in
2003, the day of a peace march protesting the US invasion of Iraq. Questions to ponder
How does Henry’s career shape his life? Do you believe Henry’s
reasoning for not joining the peace march? Further reading
Saturday opens with a looming disaster that transpires to be nothing. In contrast, McEwan’s The Child in Time and Enduring Love open with a split second that changes life irrevocably. Great if you like a dramatic opening.