Reviews

  • "Kadare's most daring novel, one of the most complete visions of totalitarianism ever committed to paper"

    Vanity Fair
  • "If there is a book worth banning in a dictatorship, this is it"

    Guardian
  • "Kadare's delicately misted view of another world (as much internal as totalitarian) lives up to the splendour of his title"

    Independent on Sunday
  • "Inexorably takes your breath away"

    Herald