• Bangkok is the star of this accomplished novel. Its denizens are aliens to themselves, glittering on the horizon of their own lives, moving - restless and rootless and afraid - though a cityscape that has more stories than they know

    Hilary Mantel
  • Osborne handles surface and depth with immense skill, as only great writers can do

    Deborah Levy, Financial Times
  • Osborne writes mercilessly, savagely well. He excavates his characters...with a pathologist's precision

    Daily Mail
  • If the purpose of a novel is to take you away from the everyday and show you something different, then Osborne is succeeding, and handsomely

    Lee Child
  • The bastard child of Graham Greene and Patricia Highsmith

  • A highly distinctive writer who quickly becomes addictive

    John Gray, New Statesman
  • An exhilarating of our finest writers

    Sunday Times
  • Osborne is a consummate stylist and a keen observer...sophisticated, smart and uncomfortable

    Lionel Shriver, Washington Post
  • An heir to Graham Greene

    New York Times Book Review
  • Elegant, stylish and ambiguous

    Neel Mukherjee

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