• "This impressive book limits itself to neither the light-hearted nor the undisturbably grave"

    Sunday Times
  • "He has a great deal to say-a likeable, readable and profoundly gripping book"

    Scotland on Sunday
  • "Ten years of Salman Rushdie's incisive non-fiction"

  • "Rushdie has used all his experience and literary skills to defend what is most worth defending: our freedom to think, and say, and write what we want, without fear for our lives"

    Sunday Telegraph
  • "Rushdie is the most assiduous reader of other people's work, a true and tireless man of literature...a total believer in the power of the word"