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  • Atiq Rahimi brilliantly re-imagines Crime and Punishment and, in a daring feat of creative panache, transplants Dostoevsky’s classic morality tale to modern-day Afghanistan. This is easily Rahimi’s most imaginative and complex work yet, and should cement his reputation as a writer of great and unique vision.

    Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • This book is a novel of the exterior, which breathes the very dust of Kabul, the geography, both personal and political, of its alleys and districts… Welcome to Kabul, [a place] with faith but without laws.

    Livres Hebdo
  • This is more a novel to chew over than gobble down

    Anthony Cummins, Sunday Telegraph

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