• "One of the many pleasures of Mr Kadare's writing is his supremely light touch"

    New York Times
  • "The themes are so sinister, the prose so genial. Post-communist disillusion and southern playfulness are blended here with such skill and subtlety that one almost fails to register Kadare's shocking originality"

    Independent on Sunday
  • "One of Europe's great writers"

    Los Angeles Times
  • "He has been compared to Gogol, Kafka and Orwell. But Kadare is an original voice, universal, yet deeply rooted in his own soul"

    Independent on Sunday