• "Literature of the highest order"

    Michael Foot
  • "A book bristling with intelligence, deeply held opinions, and wonderful flights of fancy"

    Boston Globe
  • "Playful profound and provocative...Rushdie is never less than instructive. He holds nothing back"

    New York Newsday
  • "A deft, various, and humane collection"

    Christopher Hitchens, Independent
  • "More intelligence and intellectual courage than most writers summon up in a lifetime"

    The Times