• "Powerful... Unforgettable"

    Sunday Telegraph
  • "His best yet, which I should make clear is saying a great deal"

  • "Brilliant...a meditation on the intoxications of violence and the redemptive power of love"

    New Yorker
  • "Superbly evocative prose... The novel's vision of Europe is acute and alive, vivid in its moral complexities"

    New York Times Book Review
  • "Compassionate without resorting to sentimentality, clever without ever losing its honesty, an undisguised novel of ideas which is also Ian McEwan's most human work"

    Times Literary Supplement