• "One of Coetzee's best...simply burns with creative passion"

    D. J. Taylor, Independent
  • "An important book... Extraordinary"

    Independent on Sunday
  • "Probably the best book on the [Booker] longlist, the one that will last... Every word counts. Every sentence lives"

    Evening Standard
  • "The best novel I've read this year, a book so bold and so clever that one wants to call it something other than a novel, to take it out of that commonplace genre"

    Frank Kermode, Times Literary Supplement
  • "A readable and engaging book. Demanding, playful, provocative...hugely enlightening and rewarding"

    Sunday Times

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