• "'One of those rare books that takes you to its heart and refuses to let go'"

    Lorenzo Carcaterra, author of Sleepers
  • "'Compulsive reading and may be the year's best science fiction novel'"

    John Clute, Mail on Sunday
  • "'Brilliant first novel about the discovery of extraterrestrial life...Shades of Wells, Ursula Le Guin and Arthur C. Clarke, with just a dash of Edgar Rice Burroughs - and yet strikingly original'"

    Kirkus Reviews
  • "'One of the years's most powerful and disturbing books'"

    The Times
  • "'A parable about human life on Earth, with all its imperfections, failings, doubts, wisdom and erudition...The Sparrow is a startling, engrossing and moral work of fiction'"

    Colleen McCullough