• "Rose puts good questions to the human psyche... in a book about the limits of language, Rose succeeds in showing the fullness and strength of the questions it can be made to ask"

    Independent on Sunday
  • "This collection should appeal both to the 'common reader' and those more academically inclined- the writing here is never less than excellent"

    Scotland on Sunday
  • "Rose's thought is so subtle and sophisticated"

    Literary Review
  • "[Rose] displays wonderful clarity and originality"

    Daily Telegraph