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  • Black Venus displays the superbly witchy Angela Carter at her best... Whatever her subject Miss Carter writes like a dream - sometimes a nightmare. And as the voices call out, the images blaze, one is saved from an excess of fantasy by earthy realism, a sudden bark of humour

    Sunday Telegraph
  • The "radicalised" Carter tells her tales of terror ferociously, with black brilliance. Black Venus is shot with dazzling lightning. It is thunderous and magnetic; irresistible even when it seems most repellent

    Courrier Mail
  • Earthy, bawdy and bizarre in turn, there is a fine intelligence at work here

    Daily Telegraph
  • She was one of the century's finest writers, and her stories are among her finest works

    Lucy Hughes-Hallett, Sunday Times
  • Angela Carter has language at her fingertips

    New Statesman

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