Waiting on Wednesday - Solar

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine.

I'm waiting for Solar by Ian McEwan.
Release Date: 18 March 2010 (UK) and 30 March 2010 (US)

From Amazon:
Michael Beard is a Nobel prize–winning physicist whose best work is behind him. Trading on his reputation, he speaks for enormous fees, lends his name to the letterheads of renowned scientific institutions, and half-heartedly heads a government-backed initiative tackling global warming. While he coasts along in his professional life, Michael’s personal life is another matter entirely. His fifth marriage is crumbling under the weight of his infidelities. But this time the tables are turned: His wife is having an affair, and Michael realizes he is still in love with her.

When Michael’s personal and professional lives begin to intersect in unexpected ways, an opportunity presents itself in the guise of an invitation to travel to New Mexico. Here is a chance for him to extricate himself from his marital problems, reinvigorate his career, and very possibly save the world from environmental disaster. Can a man who has made a mess of his life clean up the messes of humanity? A complex novel that brilliantly traces the arc of one man’s ambitions and self-deceptions, Solar is a startling, witty, and stylish new work from one of the world’s great writers.


  1. Me too! PS: The book has arrived and I started flicking through it and it's gone straight in my handbag - thank you so much Mrs B!

  2. Oh, I didn't know there was a new McEwan to look forward to!

  3. Oh yes, this sounds like a good one. Thanks

  4. This is where I confess I have yet to read any Ian McEwan. I resolved to last year, but then other books got in the way.... This sounds excellent, though. Maybe it will be my first?

  5. I love the idea of this post - Waiting on Wednesday.

    I too am waiting on this one. I have been a bit disappointed in his last two novels - I so loved Atonement and Enduring Love. I hope this one is a return to form.

  6. Oh wow, this sounds amazing! I can't wait for it either ;)


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