It’s a bit of a stop press moment… well I hope that you think so!
There will be a set of book thoughts on the most recent NTTVBG choice coming up later on today, first though I have something of a special Sunday giveaway here on Savidge Reads. Yes for one of you lucky so and so’s I have wangled a signed copy of Ian McEwan’s latest novel ‘Solar’ from the lovely people at Random House. I was tempted to call today ‘Spectacular Solar Savidge Sunday’ but thought that might be taking alliteration too far maybe?
So where is the catch and what do you have to do? Well it would be a bit fun if you could try and guess a plot from the title but the websites seem to now be giving that away so that scuppered that one.
So all you have to do is simply leave a comment about your favourite McEwan so far or why you would love to try him and no matter where in the world you are you will be entered for the drawer and you could very soon have a signed edition ready to read. You have until midday (GMT) on Tuesday the 16th to enter, winner will be drawn randomly and announced on Saturday. It’s that simple!
40 responses to “Fancy a Signed Copy of ‘Solar’?”
oooh, I’d love to be entered! My favourite McEwan so far is Atonement. I loved it and it’s on my all-time favourite books list.
I would love a signed copy! My favourite McEwan is a toss up between A Child in Time and Atonement – two very different books but I love them for different reasons. I was introduced to McEwan by my fab English teacher Miss Barrington who leant me a copy of A Child in Time – for me, at that stage of my reading life, it was an utterly original book and I was blown away by it. So I think just for that first reading experience it’s hard to beat. But Atonement is so rich and evocative and so finely crafted that in the end it stands out for me above A Child in Time.
Honourable mention goes to Black Dogs. It’s not a pleasant book by any means, and I’m not sure that I’d ever revisit it, but it’s unsettling, deeply disturbing and stays with you for a long time after you’ve read it.
I will admit to not having read McEwan yet but I am really intrigued by a foray into a new genre by an established author. I’m planning on reading this one for sure!
Oh, I’m giving one away tonight! But since I can’t enter my own prize draw, I’m going to enter yours… my favourite McEwan is probably Black Dogs or Atonement.
I would love one! My favourite is probably Atonement – really packs a punch – fantastic read.
OH! How awesome! 😀
My favourite McEwan so far (I’ve read about half his novels) is A Child in Time.
My favourite is Atonement. I would like to read Solar because from recent tv interview by McEwan the subject matter is an important one for our time and I know it will be treated thoughfully.
I’ll be over the moon to received a signed copy of Solar from McEwan!!
My Favourite is “On Chesil Beach”. I’m at awe at how McEwan packed in so much emotion and sensitivity in a slim book and with such regrettable consequence.
I havent read McEwan as yet but am willing to read what you recommend. I would love to be in the running for Solar and can promise you a review at the end but whether it will be as good as yours I doubt!
I’m a big fan of alliterations – one of my favourite things!!
I love McEwan, and my favourite book so far is The Cement Garden. It’s awfully dark and disturbing,
I haven’t read much about the book yet but I think it has something to do with global warming but that’s all I know about the plot.
I have only read Atonement and liked but didn’t love it.
So excited about this!!! I knew this guy once who said, “All of McEwan’s books boil down to one thing: stalkers.” And of all the books I’ve read, Atonement included, this seems to be very true! I wonder if Solar will have a stalker element as well? I used to think Atonement was my favorite McEwan, but I’m beginning to think it’s Saturday. When I read Saturday for the first time, I didn’t think I loved it, but that book has really stayed with me, five or so years later. I’ve also read Enduring Love, which was good, but not great.
This is an awesome giveaway and I will be crossing my fingers very tightly!!!!
Hi, Simon! My favorite McEwan so far is Atonement, but I’ve only read one other of his and would like to read more. His style is so intensely internal, getting inside the characters so well, I found he reminded me of Virginia Woolf for that reason.
I am foaming at the mouth on this one, particularly because I would want to donate it to my Adult Literacy League silent auction. Can you imagine the stir this would cause if it were on the auction block??? I hope that is enough good karma to make me win! My favorite book is On Chesil Beach! rnawrot at cfl dot rr dot com
What a lovely! Saturday is my favorite McEwan. I read it all in one day , completely immersed. Fantastic giveaway! Many thanks for sharing.
What a great give-away! My favorite McEwan, so far, is Atonement. On Chesil Beach is near the top of the tbr pile.
My favorite was Amsterdam. Although I read Atonement, I was not as impressed as I expected to be. Maybe I had read too many great reviews!
I would love to try his new one. Thanks for the giveaway!
I’ve only read Atonement so far, but would love to read more by McEwan. The title interests me and I will be adding this to my TBR pile regardless.
This is a great giveaway! Thank you!
As this is my first introduction to him I would like to be able to say Solar is my favorite.
I was totally wowed by A Child in Time, but have yet to read Atonement (although I saw the film). Solar sounds wonderful from the reviews I’ve read so far, I’d love to win it. Thanks for such a great giveaway comp.
I would love to be entered for this. My favourite so far would have to be Atonement, but I also enjoyed On Chesil Beach
Great giveaway! I’ve only read one by him so far – On Chesil Beach. I enjoyed it and keep meaning to read Atonement at some point.
Oh I’d love a copy! Thanks for a great giveaway Simon! My favourite so far has probably been Atonement but I also really enjoyed Enduring Love. I have a bit of a love-hate relationship with Ian McEwan and some of his books I haven’t liked at all but when he gets it right, he does it spectacularly1
I’ve read Atonement and On Chesil Beach and the latter is my favorite of the two. I found Atonement too long (in page numbers and in length of sentences…)
I also blow hot and cold when it comes to Ian McEwan; when I love them I love them; others leave me unmoved or even bored. Favourite is definitely Atonement, followed by On Chesil Beach (despite my being unable to believe in the ending!)
Simon…I’d love to be entered. My favorite McEwan novel is: Atonement.
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Mc Ewan is a favourite of mine. I will never forget the opening chapter of A Child in Time. It is so powerful and chilling. Another wonderful opening is for Enduring Love, again a novel I found really absorbing. Both deserve re reads!
Thanks for the chance to enter for such a super competition!!
*hangs head in shame*
i’ve never read McEwan before, but i have heard such good things.
i’d love to be entered for a chance to pick up one of his books for the first time!
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Loved Atonement, quite liked (sort of) Saturday, Black Dogs was brilliant, Enduring Love I read at one sitting on a sunny day in the back garden.
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My favourite is Atonement, its my favourite book ever. I have read all his books and he always seems to have a stand out scene, I remember amazing ones from Black Dogs, The Child in Time, Enduring Love and Saturday. A signed ed would make my year!
I think Enduring Love may be my favourite. A Child in Time is the one that made the most impression on me because of its originality. Chesil Beach? No, disliked it intensely. But isn’t it great to have a writer who arouses strong emotions.
I think I’ve read most of his books and I’d have to choose Enduring Love. It’s probably not the best of his books but the hot air balloon scene has to be one of the best descriptive scenes in literature. I occasionally pick up the book just to read that scene.
I have not read a McEwan book as of yet but have always been curious of Black Dog and and Amsterdam.
Please count me in!!
I enjoyed Atonement quite a bit and it made an excellent book club pick. There was so much to discuss. I would love to win SOLAR.
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‘Black Dogs’ gets my vote – it was the first Ian McEwan that I read, and I thought at the time that it was truly exceptional. Though itt’s such a long time since I read it that I don’t really remember why any more!
I’m one of those people who hasn’t been similarly insprired by all of McEwan’s work, but I read each new book when it comes out and can’t wait to start on ‘Solar’ – whether I win or not.
No one has mentioned ‘On Chesil Beach’ so far, but as with ‘Black Dogs’, it shows McEwan’s great skill for telling you far more about each character, setting and the background to the story than most writers could do in a book twice the length. A master of the concise.
Would love to read this as I’m very much interested in global warming (dying to know what unique theory he has). My fave McEwan book so far is Atonement. Thanks for the giveaway!
I would absolutely, absolutely love to read this.. I’m not a huge science fan, like yourself, but this book sounds fascinating! And who doesn’t love signed books!? I admit I’ve never read any Ian McEwan prior, but would definitely be open to it!
My favorite Ian McEwan book is always the latest one he has written. Needless to say, from the reviews I have already read, Solar should fall right in line ……. and I just can’t wait to read it!
I wonder if I’m still in time for this giveaway. (Being in NZ, I’m probably more than half a day ahead of you. It’s 10.12pm right now for me, so I’m crossing my fingers that it’s not yet noon for you.)
I’ve only read two from him so far, Saturday and On Chesil Beach. Of the two, I think I probably enjoyed Saturday a little more. I’m keen on trying Atonement as well, but your review of this book makes me think I might want to give this a try too.
Thanks for the giveaway!