Reviews

  • "Compelling reading"

    Scotsman
  • "Burnside's prose is exquisite and he dissects his themes with delicacy to produce a novel resonant with poetic menace"

    Sunday Times
  • "An exceptionally sinister book... It is the story of Luke, whose experiments into the nature of human language are recounted with all the beguiling reasonableness of the highly intelligent madman... The horror is tempered and fine-tuned by the exceptional beauty of Burnside's writing... In Luke, Burnside has produced one of the most chilling voices in recent fiction"

    Times Literary Supplement
  • "My favourite book of the year"

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