• "Enthralling"

  • "I can't celebrate the romantic ideas or the killing of savages in this book. But I can say I'm fascinated by it and that I find it worth going back to. It's a story which has gained its own life and will probably be with us for as long as we're reading books"

    David Vann, Daily Telegraph
  • "A novel of...physical intensity and savage excitement"

    Sunday Times
  • "Untouched by bookishness... The making and the achievement of such a hero [Buck] constitute, not a pretty story at all, but a very powerful one"

    The Atlantic Monthly (1903)