• "A mighty novel."

  • "Remarkable… May well come to be seen as the dystopian British novel of its times"

  • "Thrilling and enigmatic"

    New York Times Book Review
  • "Snarling, effervescent and ambitious… Jacobson’s triumph is to craft a novel that is poignant as well as troubling"

  • "Jacobson…goes from strength to strength."

    William Leith, Evening Standard
  • "Very little about Jacobson’s circuitous romance-cum-murder mystery is straightforward – other than its originality and its devastating brilliance."

    Stephanie Cross, Daily Mail
  • "A dystopia that invites comparison with George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four and Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World"

    Sunday Times
  • "Mystifying, serious and blackly funny."

    Max Liu, Independent on Sunday