• "A gloriously inventive historical adventure"

    The Times
  • "Sensational... Vallgren has a superb talent for pastiche, and makes witty and convincing cameos of the infamous and the great"

    Financial Times
  • "Hugely entertaining, witty and thoughtful, this is a future cult classic"

    Big Issue
  • "Frame[s] the everyday with an almost medieval fascination with the grotesque and the macabre... proof, in this case, that the devil has all the good stories"

  • "There are some nicely observed episodes here... disturbing metaphors that offer brilliant, brief illuminations of his brutal subject matter"

    New Statesman