• "Shukman emerges from the shadows of swaying palm trees and his literary forebears, and produces something both authentic and exhilaratingly his own"

    Sunday Times
  • "He's superb, like Conrad on speed"

    Conde Nast Traveller
  • "Sharp and scrupulous-[Shukman] maintains a masterly tension and control"

    Daily Telegraph
  • "Shukman's prose is utterly seductive"

    Literary Review
  • "Pacy, pithy and full of wonderful, (often humorous) moments"