• "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
  • "Greene was a master of characterisation and this book is no exception"

    Independent on Sunday
  • "In a class by himself - the ultimate chronicler of twentieth-century man's consciousness and anxiety"

    William Golding, Independent
  • "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