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Top 40 Book Club : 2011
16 17 Ian McEwan’s Solar is a satirical novel that presents the life of Michael Beard, an aging, overweight, Nobel Prize winning scientist, living off his reputation and commanding fat fees on the speakers’ circuit. Set against a backdrop of climate change science, Beard is facing the end of his fifth marriage when he is presented with an opportunity to get his life together. Told with McEwan’s trademark razor sharp prose and clever plot twists, Solar will draw you in and keep you to the last page. ‘ . ..told with McEwan’s trademark razor sharp prose and clever plot twists, Solar will draw you in ... solar // Ian Mcewan // Book cluB reads Top