• "A marvellously meandering, digressive study of the nature of love… Burnside has a lovely garrulousness that is distinctively his own… Exact and enthralling."

    Tessa Hadley, Guardian
  • "[An] indirect, peculiar, consuming memoir… Full of wonders."

    Kate Kellaway, Observer
  • "A wise and wryly glum autobiography written in a highly rewarding, pared-back style."

    Martin Hemming, Sunday Times
  • "Captivating and unsettling… A work of scalding honesty."

    Sophie Elmhirst, Financial Times
  • "Intoxicating… Remarkable… A long-player that resonates long after the stylus has lifted."

    Brian Morton, Glasgow Sunday Herald