This feature is interesting because of the writing style of the author. The New Yorker's writer Ian McEwan wrote a humorous biography on Michael Beard, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in physics. McEwan talks about Beard's life in a chronological fashion.
McEwan takes readers to the childhood of Beard, talking about how his mother, Angela, shoved food down Beard's mouth.
Then, McEwan Beard got a scholarship to oxford. Then, he served as a junior officer to a variety of different countries.
McEwan adds humor to this story by saying things about Beard, like "took up pornography and masturbation full time, and then girls.
McEwan finishes the feature by talking about Angela's battles with breast cancer and her son's final visit to her in the hospital.
This feature was interesting but it was very hard to read because each paragraph was very dense. Some paragraphs only consisted of a sentence or two, but each was highly detailed. I would recommend this article to a more advanced reader, because I had difficulties reading and understanding the material.