Attending, that I remember:
- Dr Hoffman
- Dr Thrustgood
- jump the ladder
What I'm Reading
Finished Saturday by Ian McEwan. Covers one 2001 day in the life of a neurosurgeon, where he avoids an anti-war protest and gets involved in a road rage incident.
Superb novel. First, it's brilliantly observed. UK literary novelists generally find life outside their charmed circle very hard to write about: either the characters are professors/novelists or else their ignorance of what actually goes on in an office or factory becomes painfully clear. The main character Perowne's life here is utterly realistic, though his upper-middle class idyll isn't exactly universal.
The book also lightly references the issues of the day, without ever becoming preachy or obvious. Overall it's just a brilliantly balanced book between the personal and the political, everyday life and extraordinary events. Highly recommended.
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