• "He writes with subtlety and skill... beautifully manipulating the language which veers and soars from the vernacular to the high-flown and summoning characters that are at once believable and sympathetic"

    Daily Telegraph
  • "Extremely readable and enjoyable"

  • "Brilliantly unsettling"

  • "In clean, uncomplicated prose inlaid with images of striking lyricism, Woodward explores the bizarre possibilities of ordinary people's lives"

    Sunday Telegraph
  • "The down-to-earth dialogue and the deadpan delivery remain doggedly realistic, and some stories retain not only the ring of truth but also its open-ended structure"

    Times Literary Supplement