• "Its unlike anything else in literature... The experience of reading it seemed closer to the experience of life than anything provided by a neatly contrived story line... After the war I read all I could of William Faulkner, and he continued to present some unique and, it seemed to me, valid way of looking at life"

  • "Not only was the book a kind of beginning for me, but that it endured still, it moved me deeply and remains "the damndest book I ever read""

    Sunday Times