• "<i>The Snakes</i> is <b>superbly written, each sentence punctuated by a drumbeat of menace, each word placed with a master's touch</b>. I keep thinking about the questions it poses: about what it is to be good in these imperfect times; about how we can protect our humanity in the face of narcissism and greed. Yet for all its depth and mystery, <i>The Snakes</i> is also just a thrillingly good read"