Reviews

  • "This is a book to generate apostles. People will be moved and, with stars in their eyes, will pass on the word"

    Time Out
  • "Okri is incapable of writing a boring sentence. As one startling image follows the next, The Famished Road begins to read like an epic poem that happens to touch down just this side of prose... When I finished the book and went outside, it was as if all the trees of South London had angels sitting in them"

    Linda Grant, Independent on Sunday
  • "In a magnificent feat of sustained imaginative writing, Okri spins a tale that is epic and intimate at the same time. The Famished Road rekindled my sense of wonder. It made me, at age 50, look at the world through the wide eyes of a child"

    Michael Palin
  • "Overwhelming - just buy it for its beauty"

    New Statesman
  • "The Famished Road is a masterpiece if one ever existed"

    Jay Parini, Boston Sunday Globe