Reviews

  • A magnificent novel

    Independent
  • A superb achievement

    New York Times
  • The best thing he has ever written

    Observer
  • He is this country's unrivalled literary giant...a fascinatingly strange, unique and gripping novel

    Independent on Sunday
  • McEwan's best novel so far, his masterpiece

    Evening Standard
  • A beautiful and majestic fictional panorama

    John Updike
  • Subtle as well as powerful, adeptly encompassing comedy as well as atrocity, Atonement is a richly intricate book... A superb achievement

    Sunday Times
  • Atonement is a masterpiece...it is also an elegy to a time which, however volatile, still had certainties

    The Times
  • An evocative depiction of the dangers of innocence and ignorance in the face of uncomfortable reality.

    Herald
  • Brilliantly explores the currents of guilt, shame and anger... Utterly satisfying, complete

    Scotsman

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