• "Perfect holiday reading... Daft and...delicious... the Wu Ming clan have pulled off [a] coup... Their blend of outrageous burlesque and offbeat satire sparkles like a bottle of the best prosecco from a worker's-co-op many contented readers will notice this summer"

    Boyd Tonkin, Independent
  • "A sprawling epic... A formidable feat of imagination that moves restlessly between Bologna, Naples, California, Moscow, Dubrovnik and Marseilles... Utterly convincing'"

    The Times
  • "A stupendous, charming, provocative and profound novel. It makes most modern books seem paltry in comparison"

    Scotland on Sunday
  • "A kaleidoscopic epic...beautifully handled"

    Independent on Sunday
  • "''54 is a huge slab of sheer pleasure: a thriller with laughs, a crime comedy, a surreal romance, a ripping adventure. Real-life stars drop into the books global plot that draws in a cast of thousands. Ace"

    Sunday Sport