• "Vila-Matas has had the brilliant idea of tracking down literature's slackers - Bartleby and Co proposes a shadowy history of literature"

    Alberto Manguel
  • "Ingenious... An Excellent book... A work of honesty and profound beauty"

    John Burnside, Scotland on Sunday
  • "Bartleby and Co is set to become the book of the literary season... An enormously enjoyable and intelligent book, and if I am not mistaken, an important one"

    El Pais
  • "Told with considerable elegance and an admirable lack of melodrama"