by Ian McEwan

Arlene Almas: In this darkly humorous story, Michael Beard is a physicist who won a Nobel prize early in his career and has been living the life of a celebrity in his corner of the scientific world ever since. Although physically unattractive, he somehow has the gift of attracting women; his fifth marriage is about to dissolve due to his lifelong habit of carrying on extramarital affairs. His work and personal lives converge in a shocking accident, resulting in a new direction for his scientific endeavors, albeit on a decidedly bumpy path. "Solar" is an intriguingly satirical look at the competitive side of science and the lengths to which people will go to justify their actions.
Rating: *****

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