• "Primarily a novel about the moral consequences of religious belief, but it is almost as importantly a novel about colonialism"

  • "The most ingenious, inventive and exciting of our novelists, rich in exactly etched and moving portraits of real human beings"

    V. S. Pritchett, The Times
  • "Here is this man who can represent ordinary life, ordinary troubles, and make them exciting to read about"

    Shirley Hazzard, Guardian
  • "A superb storyteller with a gift for provoking controversy"

    New York Times
  • "Greene had the sharpest eyes for trouble, the finest nose for human weaknesses, and was pitilessly honest in his observations... For experience of a whole century he was the man within"

    Norman Sherry, Independent