• "Wondrous...brilliantly inventive...dazzling. Not simply the most original novel I've read in years - it's also one of the best"

    The Times
  • "Exceptional by any standards. Both funny and deeply moving"

    Sunday Telegraph
  • "Outstanding. Heartening as well as richly entertaining. A stunningly good read"

  • "Superbly realised. A funny as well as a sad book. Brilliant"

  • "A remarkable book. An impressive achievement and a rewarding read"

    Time Out
  • "A magical book. It's one of those books that makes you feel as though you have been on an emotional rollercoaster."

    Carrie Grant, Sunday Express
  • "Brilliantly empathetic. Believe the hype: a brilliant, heart-warming book"

  • "In telling a painful story in the voice of a 15-year-old boy with Asperger's, Haddon broadens ordinary minds and helps to understand how they work, too."

    Daily Telegraph
  • "Mark Haddon's portrayal of an emotionally dissociated mind is a superb achievement. He is a wise and bleakly funny writer with rare gifts of empathy"

    Ian McEwan
  • "I have never read anything quite like Mark Haddon's funny and agonizingly honest book, or encountered a narrator more vivid and memorable. I advise you to buy two copies; you won't want to lend yours out"

    Arthur Golden, author of 'Memoirs of a Geisha'