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  • To live now and not to know this work is to be a kind of historical fool missing a crucial part of the consciousness of the age

    W.L. Webb, Guardian
  • The ferocious testimony of a man of genius

    Stephen Spender, London Magazine
  • What gives the book its value is the sound it gives out; the harsh roar give out by a wise and experienced animal as a warning that the herd is in danger

    Rebecca West, Sunday Telegraph
  • He is one of the towering figures of the age as a writer, as moralist, as hero... in The Gulag Archipelago he has acheived the impossible

    Edward Crankshaw, Observer
  • It is impossible to name a book that had a greater effect on the political and moral consciousness of the late twentieth century

    David Remnick, New Yorker

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