• "Quite unlike anything else"

    London Review of Books
  • "A Borgesian fable with a marvellous flavour all its own"

    Phillip Hensher, Books of the Year, Spectator
  • "A comic and profound exploration of the self... A uniquely seductive writer"

    Daily Telegraph
  • "The Double is Saramago at his most practised and polished. It is philosophy and thriller rolled into one"

  • "Indebted to Borges and with a nod to Auster, he manages to surpass both with the audacity and sheer erudition of his prose"

    Catherine Taylor, The Guardian