• "A powerful depiction of family history, cultural prejudice and gang culture . . . Hard-hitting"

    Lesley Agnew, The Bookseller
  • "Engrossing, funny and savage by turns. The lively dialogyue and the clever use of different perspectives place the novel in a very broad context and the climax is terrifying"

    The School Librarian
  • "Bali Rai deals with important and controversial issues not because it is fashionable to do so but because he is compelled to. Long may he continue!"

    Jean Allen, Carousel
  • "This is brave and committed writing, not always subtle but passionate; it deserves a large audience"

    Nicholas Tucker, TES