"In Saturday he is at his best - thoughtful, eloquent, yet restrained. The novel has all the technical assurance of its predecessors, and suggests as well a newly political sensibility and a seductive, Joycean attention to the textures of normality."
——The Financial Times
"A novel of great sureness at the level of both action and language."
"Ian McEwan is certainly operating at the height of his formidable powers. . . . Everyone should read Saturday."
"The author's mature attention illuminates equally everything it falls on....this [is a] profound and urgent novel."