• "Solstad’s construction of reality is uniquely his own… mad, sad and funny… the behavioural possibilities of the novel are subtly and fundamentally enlarged."

    Geoff Dyer, Observer
  • "All of the whispers have been right: Solstad is a vital novelist."

    Charles Finch, New York Times
  • "Solstad is expert in delineating the absurdities of existence… Solstad exposes us to ourselves."

    David Mills, Sunday Times
  • "He’s a kind of surrealistic writer... I think that’s serious literature."

    Haruki Murakami
  • "His language sparkles with its new old-fashioned elegance."

    Karl Ove Knausgaard