• "The novel seeks to explore the nature of reality and creativity, the alienations of art, the evolution of literature to its present self-conscious phase, the relationship between the sexes, and much more"

    Martin Amis, Observer
  • "The only writer in English who has the power, range, knowledge, and wisdom of Tolstoy or James"

    John Gardner
  • "John Fowles is an artist of great imaginative power"

    Sunday Times