• "A very good book indeed, the sharpest and funniest I have read in quite some time"

    Financial Times
  • "A fat, juicy, tropical fruit of a narrative... There is astonishing landscape. There are numerous good jokes. And, indispensably in such a novel, there is magic"

    Independent on Sunday
  • "A wonderful mixture of the mythical and the poetic, of the cruel and clinical aspects of life... I have seldom read a finer first novel. It is one to savour and revisit"

    Scotland on Sunday
  • "Sureal and hilarious [...] perfect for anyone lucky enough to be on an South American gap year"

    Katy Guest, The Independent
  • "A tour de force"

    Time Out