Reviews

  • "Smart, shimmering and thought-provoking…McCarthy isn’t a frustrated cultural theorist who must content himself with writing novels; he’s a born novelist, a pretty fantastic one, who has figured out a way to make cultural theory funny, scary and suspenseful — in other words, compulsively readable."

    New York Times
  • "Should you read the new Tom McCarthy book? (A: Yes. Always yes.)"

    Huffington Post
  • "Dazzling and elusive… a magisterial ethnographic portrait of our overstimulated, interconnected, simulacra-addicted times."

    Atlantic
  • "The kind of strange and ambitious fiction that you feared might have died with J. G. Ballard. ...Provokes and beguiles and, at the point of revelation, it withholds. On finishing it you will have the powerful urge to throw it across the room, then the powerful urge to pick it up to read again. And that’s what’s so brilliant."

    Duncan White, 5 stars, Daily Telegraph
  • "Confusing, clever and about to be massive."

    Stylist