• "One of the best books of the year"

    Jeanette Winterson
  • "On Bullfighting casts an unofficial eye over a world of male exploit; the public spectacles are treated with a fresh particularity, the inner landscapes of pain with an ardent, high-risk honesty"

    Julain Barnes
  • "Informative, minutely observed and beautifully written"

  • "An ecclectic and fascinating cultural history"

  • "A strange and beautiful book"

    Michael Ignatieff