Now a book based on the responses is appearing in the U.K. (There’s a review up in the weekend’s Guardian.)
I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy. Still, assuming his response at the Edge site is a reliable preview, I’m disappointed that Ian McEwan wrote the introduction. His brief answer opens with apparent uncertainty but ends up being as self-congratulatory and didactic as the early pages of Saturday. (John Banville’s assessment of McEwan’s latest novel: “Saturday has the feel of a neoliberal polemic gone badly wrong.”)
A new Edge question will be out in early 2006.