• "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"

    Independent on Sunday
  • "Overwhelming - just buy it for its beauty"

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

    Boston Sunday Globe

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