• "Eloquent book, which struggles heroically to show that reason and scholarship still have value in the face of genocide and mass suffering"

  • "Graceful and honorific"

  • "Hoffman draws upon disparate disciplines and forms of literature to probe the issues that haunt her generation"

    Frances Spalding, Independent
  • "She is a sensitive but unsentimental writer, scrupulously fair-minded, keenly aware of the conflicts and dilemmas involved"

    Sunday Telegraph
  • "Hoffman asks many questions, bringing a voice of reason to the irrational, reaching out for reconciliation"

    Sunday Times