Reviews

  • "Joseph Anton is a book that makes you laugh. It makes you sympathise. It may even scare you. It should also make you — if you believe that freedom is essential — very, very angry."

    David Aaronovitch, The Times
  • "[I]t may be the most important book of our times – comparable, in a sense, to Primo Levi’s If This Is a Man."

    Rod Liddle, Spectator
  • "Joseph Anton demonstrates Mr. Rushdie's ability as a stylist and storyteller... Defenders of Enlightenment values, regardless of what they think of Mr. Rushdie the novelist, must acknowledge the fact that, when threatened, Salman Rushdie—Joseph Anton—reacted with great bravery and even heroism."

    Michael C Moynihan, Wall Street Journal
  • "Funny, painfully moving and absolutely necessary to read."

    Nicholas Shakespeare, Daily Telegraph
  • "Started Joseph Anton last night and got annoyed that I eventually had to interrupt it by sleeping. Reads like a thriller... going back in..."

    Dylan Jones (Editor, GQ), Twitter