Reviews

  • "Now 40 years since first publication, McEwan's first published work is still his most hauntingly dark and atmospheric."

    Esquire
  • "Marks the debut of a talented and genuinely imaginative writer"

    New Statesman
  • "Ian McEwan writes to shock and succeeds... It is a tour-de-force of concision, and funny, too, in a deadpan manner"

    Times Literary Supplement
  • "As promising a first collection of stories as I have ever come across"

    Vogue
  • "A writer of uncanny power"

    Time