• "This is such a good novel that I'm still shaking thinking about it... A novel not to be recommended to people but to be pressed on them, urgently"

    Nicholas Lezard, Guardian
  • "Truly magnificent...I implore you now, not to let it pass you by"

    Glasgow Herald
  • "A novel written with sympathy and with restraint, and in a prose thatt is almost poetically direct and sure... If you do not read Time Will Darken It you will have missed something rare"

    San Francisco Chronicle
  • "Here is a book that is as near perfection as it is possible for a novel to be"

    Boston Globe
  • "He conjures depths of pain and regret in words of radiant simplicity"