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Solar
Solar
Author: Ian McEwan
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. A compulsive womaniser, Beard finds his fifth marriage floun...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780099549024
ISBN-10: 0099549026
Pages: 304
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Publisher: Vintage Books USA
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Audio CD
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This story is current and topical. McEwan's description of characters is spot on. The main character, Michael Beard is totally unsympathetic but his motivations are understandable. A good profile of a scientist and his science and how it informs his personal relationships. He is intensly human and believable with all of his failings. As long as human beings are involved, saving the world will not be easy.
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