Reviews

  • The definitive book on the quake which killed more than 15,000 people and led to the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

    Mail Online
  • Every time I think of it, I’m filled with wonderment... This book is a future classic of disaster journalism, up there with John Hersey’s Hiroshima.

    Rachel Cooke, Observer
  • Mr Lloyd Parry offers a voice to the grieving who, too often, found it hard to be heard. It is a thoughtful lesson to all societies whose first reaction in the face of adversity is to shut down inquiry and cover up the facts. You will not read a finer work of narrative non-fiction this year.

    Economist
  • A stunning book from the man who has a strong claim to be the most compelling non-fiction writer in the world.

    Johann Hari
  • A book of absolute, harrowing truth and beauty. I'd give up four of my novels to have written this book.

    Jim Crace, Guardian