• "'It is extraordinary that Robert Edric's fiction isn't more widely acclaimed...true to its title this is a work of bleak accomplishment'"

    The Sunday Times
  • "'The agony, the despair and the madness of war, with its troubled aftermath, emerge with a fierceness and starkness...a fine achievement, not swiftly forgotten'"

    Scotland on Sunday
  • "'Like one of those dreams where you can come awake, and then fall asleep and continue where you left off'"

    The Times
  • "'I would defy anyone not to sit down and read to the end'"

    Literary Review
  • "Edric writes a spare craggy prose . . . makes much contemporary fiction that concentrates on the urban wastes of today seem self-indulgent, sentimental and frivolous"

    Allan Massie, Scotsman