• "A lurid Darwinian nightmare...pushes unnervingly at the boundaries of what it is to be human and still reads as freshly as when it was first published."

    Evening Standard
  • "A dark and sinister fable about science versus nature. Beware the House of Pain!"

    The Times
  • "A grisly Darwinian heart-of-darkness fantasy"

    Daily Telegraph
  • "A master writer"