• "Reads like a dream"

    Time Out
  • "Tremendously enjoyable"

    Times Literary Supplement
  • "Houellebecq captures the spirit of the age better than any other novelist, or any social historian, writing today"

    Literary Review
  • "There is no other writer like him, at the moment, for wit, acuity or the transparent beauty of his prose. His themes are always big and bravely expounded"

  • "What Houellebecq has in abundance is an ability to turn commonplace events into high comedy-I enjoyed [Lanzarote] enormously"

    Sunday Telegraph