• "A deadpan, elegant and wittily observed tragicomedy: posh French fun"

    Lee Langley, Spectator
  • "Teasing, elliptical, sometimes playful and containing passages of awesome literary dexterity, it is a beautiful read"

    Glasgow Herald
  • "In this teasing, elegant novel, Echenoz questions the extent to which we can control our own lives and asks what constitutes a life well-lived"

  • "A witty, off-beat fantasy. A delight from first page to last"

  • "Intelligently playful"

    Time Out