• "Cortazar's masterpiece. This is the first great novel of Spanish America"

    Times Literary Supplement
  • "One of the great existentialist novels, worthy to stand alongside the efforts of Sartre and Camus"

    LA Review of Books
  • "Anyone who doesn't read Cortázar is doomed"

    Pablo Neruda
  • "I'm permanently indebted to the work of Cortázar"

    Roberto Bolaño