• "Packs a lot of plot into this deadpan satire... Strange and tantalising"

  • "Flits between dark and light exploring the twilight zone between fantasy and reality"

    John Thornhill, Financial Times
  • "Kurkov is hugely talented, truly very funny"

    Time Out
  • "Kurkov's style is spare and effective, drawing us with deceptive ease into a dense, complex world full of wonderful characters"

    Michael Palin
  • "A rather beautiful dreamlike journey"

    Victoria Moore, Daily Mail