Saturday by Ian McEwan

"Saturday" is a novel that unfolds over a single day in London, following the life of a successful neurosurgeon. His day is disrupted by a violent encounter with a petty criminal, which leads to a series of tense situations that force him to confront his values, his family's safety, and his view of the world. The narrative explores themes of love, fear, and the randomness of life, all set against the backdrop of a post-9/11 world.

The 2616th greatest book of all time

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Total Points: 282

Since this book was first published in 2005, there is a penalty of 49.6%. The age adjusted score is 142.13.

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