• "[The book] moves between gentle irony and moments of profound emotion. It is a riotous, exuberant and sometimes maddening celebration of the power of storytelling, and of the importance of education and culture."

    Christina Patterson, Sunday Times
  • "His usual seamless blend of the realistic and fantastic."

    Travel Guide
  • "Two Years, Eight Months & Twenty-Eight Nights blends Arabian myth, history and sci-fi into a whirlwind fable."

    Good Housekeeping
  • "Rollicking, lyrical and very enjoyable tale."

    Darragh McManus, Irish Independent
  • "A powerful indictment of religious violence."

    Francesca Wade, Literary Review