• Haunting and compelling

    The Times
  • No reader will begin The Comfort of Strangers and fail to finish it; a black magician is at work

    New York Times
  • This compelling, driven novel explores what it might be like to lose yourself forever

  • His writing is exact, tender, funny, voluptuous, disturbing

    The Times
  • McEwan, that master of the taciturn macabre, so organises his narrative that, without insisting anything, every turn and glimpse is another tightening of the noose


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