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  • A hugely enjoyable and impressive read, 800-odd pages of splendid plot, terrific characterization and astounding detail... Dickens would have approved

    Harry Ritchie, The Times Books of the Year
  • Enthralling enough even to satisfy The Bonfire of the Vanities devotees...humane and redemptive

    Ruth Rendell, Sunday Times Books of the Year
  • Fiercely and instantly addictive...this book will be a good friend to you

    Martin Amis, Guardian
  • Powerful... Beautiful... As funny as anything Wolfe has ever written; at the same time it is also deeply, strangely affecting

    New York Times Book Review
  • A masterpiece...the difference between seeing the world in slices and seeing it in full

    Andrew Ferguson, Wall Street Journal

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