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  • The greatest of his novels

    New Statesman
  • Lovely...a work of fluent and amazing gracefulness

  • A capacious, funny, threatening novel

    New York Times Review of Books
  • He has created a body of work of luminous power: ironic, intellectually playful, dense and strange

  • Shows Saramago to be a novelist of the grandest is a dramatic work of great philosophical weight, filtered through a refined contemplative intelligence


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