• "An exquisitely constructed narrative... Peeling the Onion is a genuine masterpiece"

    Independent on Sunday
  • "A memoir of rare literary beauty"

    New Yorker
  • "As a writer, his influence still looms large, and Peeling the Onion is a reminder why. It has that same imaginative accuracy that made The Tin Drum a bestseller"

    The Times
  • "An ingenious but treacherous text that glides constantly between past and present, first and third person, memory and imagination"

    Evening Standard
  • "This subtle and expertly written book is really a memoir about forgetting"

    Sebastian Faulks, Sunday Times