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  • The Atom Station is the work of someone who has seen every cherished dream sold down the river, but who loves humanity too much to despair. His heroine refuses to be bullied or bought, a feminist before her time, full of curiosity and spirit

  • Laxness is a poet who writes to the edges of the pages, a visionary who allows us a plot.

    Daily Telegraph
  • An extraordinary book, brimming with little wisdoms, funny episodes, sharp phrases...and a determined optimism of spirit

    The Times
  • Laxness was a genius

    New York Review of Books
  • Magnus Magnusson's translation reads smoothly and skilfully renders Laxness's dry and quirky wit

    Times Literary Supplement

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