Humor flares throughout portrait of icy scientist in Ian McEwan’s ‘Solar’


Here’s my latest freelance piece, a review of Ian McEwan’s novel Solar:

Humor flares throughout portrait of icy scientist in Ian McEwan’s ‘Solar’

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2 thoughts on “Humor flares throughout portrait of icy scientist in Ian McEwan’s ‘Solar’

  1. Nice review! They are not easy, but time consuming and artful. I struggle myself in wanting to tell too much plot, and being a spoiler, and just giving the jist and riffing a bit, the better of the two. You strike a nice balance.

    • Thanks Richard. This was a difficult review, in part, because I really wanted to like the novel as a whole because I’ve enjoyed McEwan’s other books so much. It just doesn’t deliver on its promises.

      I was also fortunate for the review to get a good editor, who helped me crop the story down from 1100 words to about 800.

      This was my first major review outside of the blog and it was difficult not to write it like a term paper.

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