Reviews

  • "This is a wonderful book. Intelligent and subtle, it is exquisitely written with enormous warmth and depth of emotion… But what makes The Interestings exceptional is the precision and elegance of Wolitzer’s writing… This should be the novel to make Wolitzer a household name here too"

    Kate Mosse, The Times
  • "Wolitzer is a writer of prodigious energy and detail, with the knack for comic-satirical perceptions of character and culture"

    Rachel Cusk, Guardian
  • "A complex, cleverly interwoven analysis of the moment when the lives of six friends begin to unravel’"

    Viv Groskop, Observer
  • "Wolitzer has a knack for homing in on the kind of pretension-puncturing details that can sum up a minor character in a single sentence"

    Hepzibah Anderson, Daily Mail
  • "Meg Wolitzer writes fluently about the American Dream and whether you should surrender your goals to reality in this wonderful novel"

    Stylist
  • "I love Meg Wolitzer’s The Interestings because it’s sprawling and beautifully written and it opens at a summer camp. It’s a truly great novel about friendship, and how it deepens and changes over the years"

    David Sedaris, Conde Nast Traveller
  • "A breakout book"

    Allison Pearson
  • "If you enjoy the introspective aspects of Virginia Woolf or the American modernity of Jennifer Egan, you’ll love this sweeping, tragicomic novel of ideas"

    Psychologies
  • "One of those generation-defining America novels that tackles big historical issues"

    Marie Claire
  • "Full of wit"

    Emerald Street