• "The most influential and admired novelist of his generation in the Spanish-speaking world"

    Susan Sontag
  • "This may be the most haunting and mesmerising collection I have ever read"

    Daily Telegraph
  • "A book full of insight for writers and aficionados of South American literature and culture"

    Scotland on Sunday
  • "It is a shame that Bolaño has no more evenings on earth, his unique voice asserting the importance and exuberance of literature will be sorely missed"

  • "Bolaño's language, alert and always graceful, his way of constructing narratives that are simultaneously disconcerting, brilliant and infinitely immediate, is a form of resisting evil, adversity and mediocrity"

    Le Monde