`a novel that promises comedy as well as crisis' --The Guardian
`McEwan has already aired extracts ... and the warmth, humour and zest of the book were unmistakable'
"Sizzling lucidity distinguishes this enormously entertaining novel... poised between the heart-warming and heart-stopping... scarcely a page fails to dazzle." -- The Sunday Times
"... in Solar, [McEwan] shows... a puckishness, a broadness of humour, an extravagance of style - that we haven't seen before."
"From an early stage, [McEwan's] sumptuously textured language rested on a flair for finely engineered design." --The Independent
"McEwan is in many ways the closest thing we have to a national novelist... [Solar] will come to be regarded as a classic." --Daily Telegraph
"Vivacious and sprawling, a beautifully and compellingly written novel...McEwan's achievement is the brilliant creation of a flawed, larger than life character who all but walks off the page to shake your hand." --The Times
"This is an absorbing, accomplished, instructive, and very funny novel bye one of fiction's most fecund minds." --Country Life
"McEwan's reputation as one of Britain's greatest living writers remained safely intact." --Sunday Express
"McEwan excels at climate science but his protagonist makes you shudder." --The Observer
"he's green and he should be read." -- The Observer The Observer
"A sensitive study of selfishness versus altruism" --Mail on Sunday Live Magazine
"an ambivalent, comic picaresque of cunning and subtle wisdom ... McEwan's established readers will enjoy it, as will everyone else, not only for the humour but for many moments of eerie truth" --Irish Times
"...the overarching plot pulls off a clinching novelistic coup, using comedy to sneak grimmer matters past the reader's defences." --The Guardian Review
"Climate-change comedy that's every bit as brilliant as its title suggests" --Sunday Times: Culture
"A sharp, satirical tale" --Grazia
"among the best and most entertaining of McEwan's books" --The Lady
"This is an entertaining book and there are, as always, exquisite moments of observation" -- The Tablet
"the best Ian McEwan I've read so far" -- Farm Lane Books blog
"reliably entertaining" -- Literary Review
`masterful prose' --Time Out
`...avoids the problem of how to dramatise an emotive area of science by... effectively deploying a sly streak of comedy.' --Metro
"Solar has an engagingly direct, bleakly comic view of science and scientists. It also convinces." --TLS
`superbly written... Solar radiates joy from start to finish and is never less than entertaining. --Tatler
`Fascinating' --The Spectator
'A Booker contender, for sure' -- Cara- Enjoy Your Flight
Excellent...the turn here is new and interesting. -- The New Yorker Review, Michael Wood
The science doesn't take over the story, but it gives it necessary body and depth. -- Booktrust.org.uk
McEwan has researched his topic thoroughly and environmentalists will find much to enjoy here. -- The Environmentalist, Reviews
Solar raises a fundamental, and tropical, point - how we race (or slowly plod) to reverse climate change. -- Booktrust.org.uk
Ian McEwan's venture into comedy for his latest novel, Solar, is a triumph. -- The Environmentalist, Reviews
`I love just about all the books of his... his latest novel, which I'm reading now, is every bit as good as his previous work.' -- Daily Express, Gerald Scarfe
`McEwan's first overtly comic novel promises sunshine on several fronts'
`McEwan is on top form in an exuberant and comic tale'. --The Sunday Times
`Human beings are frail, Mother Nature is implacable - and old McEwan is as bleakly entertaining as ever.' --The Times
`Hugely entertaining and the deserved winner of the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction'
`Absorbing, comic and hugely enjoyable.'
'Blazing with imaginative and intellectual energy, Solar is a stellar performance.' --The Sunday Times, Peter Kemp