"A novel of great sureness at the level of both action and language."
"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
"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."