'Ian McEwan is Britain's most consistently interesting and rewarding novelist and in this collection of essays his work receives the criticism it deserves. The contributors are thorough and intelligent, whether focused on the early stories, recent work like Atonement and Saturday, or even McEwan's screenwriting, and combine impeccable scholarship with lucidity that will make these essays accessible to the wide audience they ought to find. The chronology, suggestions for further reading, and an interview with McEwan are bonuses.' - Professor Merritt Moseley, University of North Carolina, USA
'This milestone collection of essential reading addresses for the first time from multiple challenging and original perspectives the writing of Britain's foremost contemporary novelist.' - Professor Peter Childs, University of Gloucestershire, UK
'... provides a valuable contribution to the growing corpus of literary criticism on Ian McEwan and Groes has done a good job in collecting together interesting and new readings of his fiction.' --in The Year's Work in English Studies, Volume 90
About the Author
is Lecturer in English Literature at Roehampton University, UK.