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"A novel that promises comedy as well as crisis" Guardian "McEwan has already aired extracts ... and the warmth, humour and zest of the book were unmistakable" Sunday Times "McEwan avoids the problem of how to dramatise and emotive area of science by uncharacteristically and highly effectively deploying a sly streak of comedy." Metro "Climate-change comedy that's every bit as brilliant as its title suggests" The Sunday Times "Solar has an engagingly direct, bleakly comic view of science and scientists. It also convinces." Times Literary Supplement
Ian McEwan is the author of two collections of stories and eleven previous novels, including Enduring Love, Amsterdam, for which he won the Booker Prize in 1998, Atonement and, most recently, On Chesil Beach.See all Product Description
It's not every day that one's favourite author releases a new novel so, needless to say, I was psyched to read Ian McEwan's Solar. Read morePublished on May 30 2011 by Reader Writer Runner
"But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty;" -- 1... Read morePublished on July 13 2010 by Donald Mitchell
McEwan has written a very compelling story about a renowned Nobel laureate's attempt to develop a plan to find an effective alternative energy source to save the world from global... Read morePublished on July 7 2010 by Ian Gordon Malcomson