• "A work of timeless importance"

    New York Times
  • "He has written a novel which in form is a thriller - and a very good thriller too - but this without distracting from its profundity"

    New Statesman
  • "There is an extraordinary vigor and power in his writing, a feverish urge toward description in which words combine in a dense web of meaning"

    Chicago Tribune
  • "The greatest American writers of the last century were William Faulkner and Saul Bellow"

    Philip Roth
  • "In a single brief decade, Faulkner had produced more lasting works of fiction than many great writers do in a lifetime"