• "A major work, a glittering combination of brilliant craftsmanship, psychological perception and objective reporting... Rarely have the sounds and smells and total atmosphere been so evocatively suggested"

    New York Times
  • "Absorbing and brilliant... A triumph"

    Evening Standard
  • "One of the most important landmarks of post-war fiction... A mighty literary experience"

    The Times
  • "Quite simply, monumental"

    Washington Post