Reviews

  • "As close to being a definitive version of the great novel as we are likely to get"

    Scotsman
  • "The way he replicates the workings of the mind changed the art of novel-writing forever...his style is extraordinary, enveloping, captivating"

    Guardian
  • "Proust isn't just the most profound of novelists, but the most entertaining, too. No reader ever forgets his most killingly funny scenes... Proust sinks deepest in readers because the book is so exhaustively analytical, so ceaselessly truthful. Not the least of it is the book's heavenly length, so that it inevitably takes over your life for a long stretch... the experience of reading it becomes, in itself, an unforgettable thing"

    Independent
  • "Surely the greatest novelist of the 20th century"

    Sunday Telegraph