• "The writing leaps off the throws up something so original and striking that it takes up permanent residence in a reader's head"

    Tim Martin, Daily Telegraph
  • "Runt is a bungee-jump plummet from modern sophistication into something lurking below, where fantasy takes flesh and ancient knowledge prevails"

    Jennie Renton, Sunday Herald
  • "Runt deserves the hackneyed description 'tour de force' ... it demonstrates Griffiths, a gritty realist, in complete command of the dark despairing gloop that so often smothers human lives"

    Tom Adair, Scotsman
  • "You would have to go back to Thomas Hardy to find a British writer who evokes a landscape so completely"

    Time Out
  • "Evolutionary psychology meets mythology in this short, strange, savage novel... Niall Griffiths's prose enchants you"