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

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