Reviews

  • "The greatest of his novels"

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

    Independent
  • "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"

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

    Independent