• "A masterpiece"

    The Times
  • "Flanagan's masterpiece"

    Washington Post
  • "Lyrical and hilarious, tender and wildly angry by turns, it dazzlingly reconceives the form of the novel"

  • "Gould's Book of Fish is a novel about fish in the way that Moby-Dick is a novel about whales, Ulysses is a novel about the events of a single day"

    New York Times
  • "A vivid, voluptuous, exhilarating writer"

    Sunday Telegraph
  • "Hugely original... Passages burn with the intense pleasure of story-making, of the abandon that comes from a seething of ideas and their joyful mutation into words"

    Alex Clark, Guardian
  • "A seamless masterpiece of the grotesque"

    Independent on Sunday
  • "Outstanding"

    Robert Macfarlane, Spectator
  • "As beautiful to look at as it was enthralling to read"

  • "Hugely involving, clever, witty and tender"