Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Books: Saturday by Ian McEwan (book club)

The second book for book club was very good - Saturday by Ian McEwan. Great writing - a finely detailed observation of human thought. Excerpt:
"Just like the digital codes of relicating life held within DNA, the brain's fundamental secret will be laid open one day. But even when it has, the wonder will remain, that mere wet stuff can make this bright inward cinema of thought, of sight and sound and touch bound into a vivid illusion of an instantaneous present, with a self, another brightly wrought illusion, hovering like a ghost at its center. Could it ever be explained, how matter becomes concious?"