• "A book about reading that only makes you want to read more and a book about writing that needs to be read"

    Tim Adams, Observer
  • "Long overdue, challenging and absorbing"

    Alan Taylor, Herald
  • "Parks has the ability to make other writers seem not just enriching but exciting as well"

    Sam Jordison, Independent
  • "This book will make you think about what and how you read"

    Bridie Pritchard, UK Press Syndication
  • "Insightful, provocative, funny and frightening, this wry, fast-paced and passionate series of essays encourages us to re-evaluate our perception of reading and books"

    Good Book Guide
  • "I love Tim Parks."

    William Leith, Evening Standard
  • "Stimulating and genuinely thought-provoking collection of pieces."

    The Herald
  • "Pacy and thought provoking."

    Rebecca Kershaw, Nudge