• "The most gifted prose writer of his generation"

    V. S. Pritchett
  • "Each of Green's books stands apart from the others as a separate feat in itself"

  • "Green's novels are sufficiently unlikle any others, sufficiently assured in their perilous, luminous fullness, to warrant the epithet incomparable...they have become, with time, photographs of a vanished England...Green's human qualities - his love of work and laughter; his absolute empathy; his sense of splendour amid loss - make him a precious witness to any age"

    John Updike
  • "Green's works live with ever-brightening intensity--it's like dancing with Nijinsky or Astaire, who lead you effortlessly on."

    The Wall Street Journal