Friday, 12 March 2010

the get-out clause

Ian McEwan explains why Solar, his novel about climate change, is a comedy.

The thing that would have killed the book for me, I’m sure, is if I’d taken up any sort of moral position. I needed a get-out clause. And the get-out clause is, this is an investigation of human nature, with some of the latitude thrown in by comedy.

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