• "A great, strange and moving work"

    James Wood, Guardian
  • "The finest book of long-distance mental travel that I've ever read"

    Jonathan Raban, Times Literary Supplement
  • "A desperate intensity of feeling is thrillingly counterpoised by the workings of a wonderfully learned and rigorous mind"

    Sunday Times
  • "Sebald is surely a major European author...he reaches the heights of epiphanic beauty only encountered normally in the likes of Proust"

    Independent on Sunday
  • "A highly original work...part memoir, part fiction, part meditative essay writing, and finally an essay for the dispossessed"

    Sunday Telegraph