• "A major work of mounting tensions in which the human mind is the guinea-pig... Mr Fowles has taken a big swing at a difficult subject and his hits are on the bull's eye"

    Sunday Telegraph
  • "A deliciously toothsome celebration of wanton story-telling"

    Sunday Times
  • "A splendidly sustained piece of mystification"

    Financial Times
  • "One of those that's best read as a teenager, but once read you'll never forget it"

    Katy Guest, Independent
  • "Suspend disbelief and enjoy a master storyteller"

    Christie Hickman, Sunday Express