• "Kennedy is described in the literary press as not only one of our finest, but also one of our most humane, writers"

    Church Times
  • "Day confirms, if confirmation were needed, that Kennedy is a singular, superlative author. I hope that the judges of this year's Man Booker prize pay particular attention to it"

    Stuart Kelly, Scotland on Sunday
  • "Kennedy does bleak the way the Russians do epic; unremittingly, awesomely and undershot with redeeming humour"

    Gillian Bowditch, Sunday Times
  • "Once again, Kennedy brilliantly interweaves over-wrought internal dialogue with external outrageous acts. The unfolding tenderness of nature and of amity blend superbly with the casualness of daily horror"

    Catherine Taylor, Independent on Sunday
  • "Day is more than a novel, it is an investigations into the difficulties of being alive"

    Eileen Battersby, Irish Times