• "Resonant and frightening...totally original"

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

    The Times
  • "McEwan proves himself to be an acute psychologist of the ordinary mind"

    New York Times Book Review
  • "He is an immediate master of styles and structures... One is struck by McEwan's gift of clarity"

    New York Review of Books
  • "This is a writer whose plainest combination of words is, like the draughtsman's proverbial dot, unmistakeably telling"

    Financial Times