• The Human Stain pulses with the strengths that make Roth a prime contender for the status of the most impressive novelist now writing in and about America

    Sunday Times
  • One of his very best... There are passages of such sustained brilliance here that I found myself going over them again and again in gaping disbelief. An extraordinary book - bursting with rage, humming with ideas, full of dazzling sleights of hand

    Sunday Telegraph
  • A novel so furious in its telling, with a plot so intricate in its construction that it is infused with a kind of diabolic joy. A masterpiece

    Mail on Sunday
  • [A] tender, shocking and incendiary story on the failure of the American dream refracted through the prism of race

    Arifa Akbar, Guardian
  • One of the most beautiful books I've ever read


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