• At once a satire of post-1989 politics and a love story, it shows two sides of the author: firebrand and mellowed, humane observer... The Call of The Toad shows Grass as one of our greatest living storytellers

    Financial Times
  • Mr Grass has a more lyrical, a more glorious sense of locality than any other novelist today

    New York Times
  • With The Call of the Toad, Grass brings the fable landscape of the Europe of his lifetime up to date

    Financial Times
  • A funny, wise, hugely enjoyable fantasy

    Financial Times

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