• "Lovell takes us on an exhilarating journey, tracing the spread of Maoist theories across South-east Asia and then Africa, ending up in today’s China… The historical sweep of this book is impressive"

    Literary Review
  • "Revelatory and instructive… [a] beautifully written and accessible book"

    The Times
  • "Lovell has produced a work which may well be the most harrowing, fascinating and occasionally hilarious book on the subject thus far"

    Scotland on Sunday