• "Raymond Carver has done what many of the most gifted writers fail to do, he has invented a country of his own"

    Michael Wood, New York Times
  • "The prose is a prayer book of simple words, unsentimental. Carver's gleam"

    Tom Adair, Scotsman
  • "Carver the writer is still the hero of this story, as this 'last of the last' abundantly proves"

    Bharart Tandon, Times Literary Supplement
  • "In Call If You Need Me, generosity and fidelity to his characters shine from every page... In his style, Carver may have affinities with Hemingway, but his portrayal of relationships between men and women is deeper and more nuanced than anything the old bullfighter ever committed to print"

    Toby Mundy, New Statesman