• "A short, clear-sighted and unsentimental masterpiece about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict"

    Mark Damazer, New Statesman
  • "This is a book designed to be taken out into the world... Patient, cogent and an exquisite thinker, Oz is a rare blast of sanity and intelligence. Read, learn and take heart"

  • "A bloodless victory over fanaticism"

    The Times
  • "Nobody has chronicled modern Israel more faithfully than Amos Oz, and these bleak vignettes of village life in a country riddled with anxiety find him at his unsparing best"

    Sally Cousins, Sunday Telegraph
  • "Amos Oz is the voice of sanity coming out of confusion"

    Nadine Gordimer