• "Atonement is a magnificent novel, shaped and paced with awesome confidence and eloquence"

  • "Subtle as well as powerful, adeptly encompassing comedy as well as atrocity, Atonement is a richly intricate book- A superb achievement which combines a magnificent display of the powers of the imagination with a probing exploration of them"

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

    Independent on Sunday
  • "The narrative, as always with McEwan, smoulders with slow-burning menace. You know that, even as you savour the voluptuous sentences, something terrible will happen and sure enough it does"

    The Times