Their are many online reviews of the books by Ian McEwan. Below you will find only a small sample.
Online book reviews
- Jorsison, Sam, 2011, Booker Club: Amsterdam, in The Guardian 6 December. - "characters without personality, comedy without mirth – how McEwan's worst novel won the Booker is a deep mystery."
- Pritchard, William H, 1998, 'Publish and perish', New York Times: Archives, 27 December.
- 'Books of the times; And when she was bad she was ... by Michiko Kakutani in The New York Times , March 7 2002
- Who's afraid of influence? by Geoff Dyer in The Guardian, 22nd September 2001
- 'Black dogs' by Michiko Kakutani in The New York Times, 3rd November 1982.
The Cement Garden
- 'Ian McEwan on The Cement Garden , sexual gothic and being in the toddlerhood of old age' in The Guardian, 27 January 2014. The writer's first novel brought him fame and a reputation for the macabre. As a new production of the book is about to be staged in London, he talks about whether he has lost his bite.
On Chesil Beach
- 'On Chesil Beach' by Ian McEwan by Tim Adams, in The Guardian, 25th March 2007
- 'On Chesil Beach' - a review in The New Yorker, 25th December 2006.
The Children Act
- 'The Children Act, by Ian McEwan puts beliefs of Jehovah's Witnesses on trial' by Ron Charles, in The Washington Post, 2nd September 2014.
- 'Ian McEwan enters a legal minefield' by Jason Steger in Sydney Morning Herald, 19th September 2014.
- 'Ian McEwan leaves vulgarity behind in The Children Act' by Geordie Williamson, in The Australian, 30th August 2014.
The Child in Time
- 'The Child in tim'e by Michiko Kakutani, in The New York Times, 26th September 1987
- 'Grand delusion' by Sven Birkets in The New York Times, 25 January 1998.
- 'I think I'm right, therefore I am': Enduring love by Ian McEwan, review by Adam Mars Jones, in The Guardian, 7th September 1999.
The Innocent, or a special relationship
Machines like me
- McAlpin, Heller, 2109, 'In McEwan's latest, The 'Machine' is too much like you', NPR, 23 April
- Theroux, Marcel, 2019, 'Machines like me by Ian McEwan review - Intelligent mischief, The Guardian, 11 April.
- Williamson, Geordie, 2019, 'Caveat emptor: Ian McEwan's new novel suggests the future has its limitations', by Geordie Williamson, The Weekend Australian, April 20-21, pp. 16-17.
- Kakutani, Michiko, 2016,Nutshall: a tale about a baby-to-be (or not-to-be), by Michiko Kakutani, New York Times, 5 September/
- Adams, Tim, 2016,Nutshell by Ian McEwan - a tragic hero in the making, The Guardian, 30 August.
- Wilson, Francis, 2016, 'Too close to the son' Nutshell by Ian McEwan, Times Literary Supplement, 5 September.
- Lawson, Mark, 2005, 'Against the flow', The Guardian, 27th January 2005
- Urquhart, James, 2005, 'Saturday by Ian McEwan. The brain inside the skull beneath the skin', The Independent, 30 January/
- 'Solar by Ian McEwan. Ian McEwan excels at climate science but this one-dimensional protagonist makes you shudder' by Jason Cowley, in The Guardian, 14 March 2010.
- 'Solar by Ian McEwan' by Tibor Fisher, in The Telegraph, 7th March 2010.
- 'Sweet tooth by Ian McEwan' by Ian McEwan, in The New York Times, Sunday Book Review, 21st November 2012.
- 'Sweet tooth by Ian McEwan is a spy novel, but not a thriller' by Janelle Brown, in Los Angeles Times, 23d November, 2012.