• 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


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