Reviews

  • "A captivating set of short stories… most appealing… meanders down some quirky byways, full of thwarted fairies, unusual fantasy realms and plenty of cats."

    Sarah Hughes, i
  • "In Bizarre Romance art and love have combined in person and on the page… Niffenegger is very much a child of Angela Carter. But there’s a lightness to Niffenegger’s writing that rubs off here on her husband… in its combination of pictures and words it has an elusive thrill to it… beautiful."

    Teddy Jamieson, Herald Scotland
  • "From gentle whimsy, through to magical realism and disturbing horror, Niffenegger and Campbell shepherd us through a series of off-kilter settings in which the ordinary rubs up against the surreal… Campbell’s images perfectly capture the juxtaposition of the everyday with the extraordinary."

    Lucy Scholes, The Times Literary Supplement
  • "I would recommend taking your time with Bizarre Romance, give yourself the chance to luxuriate in each piece in turn. Nifenegger’s prose is straightforward and magical - just the right mix of the two, but knowing this is a collaborative work between a married couple brings an extra edge of magic to the stories. They are far from schmaltzy, but rather bittersweet, pragmatic and tender. Both creators have a playful but thorough grasp of the potential of the comic book form."

    Jenny Robins, Quietus

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