• "Some years, very good books win the Man Booker Prize but this year a masterpiece has won it"

    A.C. Grayling, Chair of Judges, Man Booker Prize 2014
  • "a virtuoso performance… every time I pick up the book, I feel – and I mean it – sparks of fire, from some imaginary battlefield. It is that vivid."

    Chigozie Obioma, Metro
  • "Well worth a read."

    Graeme Demianyk, Huffington Post
  • "Profoundly moving."

    Reading Matters
  • "The writing is exquisite."

    Jenni Murray, Daily Mail