• "A glorious, epic, eccentric and often hilarious satire, heavily tinged with Russian melancholy"

    Kate Saunders, The Times
  • "There is much to enjoy in this book. Kurkov works in the tradition of Nikolai Gogol and Mikhail Bulgakov, blending folkloric characters, magical realism and political satire to reveal a society riddled with greed, stupidity and corruption"

    Marina Lewycka, Financial Times
  • "Good-hearted and brutal at the same time, The Milkman in the Night is a complex, unsettling mixture of bleakness and warmth"

    Sunday Times
  • "Kurkov is hugely talented"

    Time Out
  • "This book is a joyride... Kurkov has a rollercoaster of fun between zig and zag. He defies the reader not to join him"