Reviews

  • "A comic triumph… How do you make a show of people who are doing such a fabulous job of making a show of themselves? McEwan manages to do so with great style and comic panache."

    Fintan O'Toole, Observer, Book of the Day
  • "The Cockroach is a satirical novella for our times, sharply observed and often very funny… an entertaining read, confronting the reality of Britain today."

    Eastern Daily Press, *Book of the Week*
  • "The latest instalment in his [McEwan’s] imaginative scrambling of English social history and of reality… [McEwan] finds room, amid all the Hansard send-ups and diplomatic silliness, to allude to more troubling physical-philosophical quandaries, while positing an alternative history of economic thought that culminates in a wayward version of our present."

    Leo Robson, New Statesman
  • "The latest instalment in his [McEwan’s] imaginative scrambling of English social history and of reality… McEwan…finds room, amid all the Hansard send-ups and diplomatic silliness, to allude to more troubling physical-philosophical quandaries, while positing an alternative history of economic thought that culminates in a wayward version of our present."

    Leo Robson, New Statesman