Several of you have taken a crack at it and have guessed the right book, which is Ian McEwan’s Saturday!
However, the lovely Isabella of Magnificent Octopus was the first to get it right, and therefore, she wins her choice of the four books that were listed on the blog.
Just send your mailing address to firstname.lastname@example.org and lickety-split… you shall have a new book sent to you!
I think I was a bit too obscure with my 4 clues. Next time around I will try to be less sadistic. But here is the explanation…. my [sick] rationale:
1) H.P. will probably take Monday off.
Just as Isabella had mentioned in her answer…. the main character Henry Perowne, had a hell of a Saturday [the novel takes place during this one day], and so, I am assuming that he does not exactly go to work on Monday.
I know. I am sadistic!
2) 53 / 1977.
There were 53 Saturdays in the year 1977.
[Should I just be shot to death and that’s it?]
3) In six days J.F.K. will be murdered.
John F. Kennedy was assassinated on a Friday [Nov.22, 1963]…. hence, six days earlier would be a SATURDAY!
I always thought that Saturday should have won, in 2005. I even wrote about it.
Next time it will be better!
Thank you all for playing. For splashing around!