• "A vindication of the rights of fiction...His story-telling powers are alive and well - his ingenuity, wit, charm and his restless talent for the unexpected"

    Sunday Times
  • "Literary magic"

    Literary Review
  • "The most original imagination writing today"

    Nadine Gordimer
  • "Scheherazade meets Star Trek in these well-honed miniatures from the maestro of the cross-cultural blockbuster"

  • "Home in neither, but poised somewhere in between - Salman Rushdie's volume of short stories on this theme is deft, inventive, entertaining"

    Financial Times