• "Extraordinary book"

    Times Literary Supplement
  • "Uniquely insightful, unfailingly interesting"

    Arifa Akbar, Independent
  • "How gripping it is to watch these two thoughtful, articulate men grappling with a world that hasn't quite turned out how they expected"

    Olivia Laing, New Statesman
  • "These pages are at their most compelling when the respective writers begin to dwell on the currency of their fiction"

    Tim Adams, Observer
  • "You feel that Auster and Coetzee are addressing each other directly and honestly. Some of it is rather moving, and underpinning it all is genuine affection"

    Jon Day, Daily Telegraph