• "'Not until you put the book down do you realize how chilling is the image of ourselves in Kosinski's mirror...It will survive as a seminal work' "

    John Barkham, Saturday Review
  • "'Chance, a fabulous creature of our age'"

  • "'Being There is a reverse parable, highly polished and patterned to the last twitch of the nerves'"

    Norman Shrapnel, Guardian
  • "'A tantalizing knuckle ball of a book delivered with perfectly timed satirical hops and metaphysical flutters'"

    R.Z. Sheppard, Time
  • "'Extremely well written. Under the circumstances, I can only urge as many people as possible to rush out and buy it'"

    Auberon Waugh, Spectator