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  • Extraordinary...a tour de force of thought-experiment and feeling-experiment

  • This is a shattering work by a literary master...a book of real stature

    Boston Globe
  • Saramago repeatedly undertakes to unite the pressing demands of the present with an unfolding vision of the future. This is his most apocalyptic, and most optimistic, version of that project yet.

  • He writes a prose of particularly luminous intensity, brilliantly rendered into English by his regular translator Giovanni Pontiero...Sweepingly ambitious

    The Times
  • A powerful fable


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