• "Here is more than fine writing; here is what, added to fine writing, makes a book come immediately, intensely and brilliantly alive...a masterpiece"

    Tennesse Williams
  • "The literary discovery of the year... It's as brilliantly nuanced as Updike's Rabbit sequence, and as sad as anything by Fitzgerald"

    Nick Hornby, Guardian Books of the Year
  • "I hand out copies of Revolutionary Road to anyone who will take of the most moving and exact portraits of suburbia in all of American literature"

    David Hare, Observer
  • "The Great Gatsby of my time... One of the best books by a member of my generation"

    Kurt Vonnegut
  • "The best novel ever written about the death of the American dream"

    Kate Atkinson, Daily Telegraph