• Just about the perfect summer read. It is intelligent and thought-provoking, but also a lot of fun. Reading hours fly by and reaching the final page feels like a genuine wrench

    Sunday Times
  • Ambitious, large-hearted, exhilarating novel that leaves you wanting more . . . Very, very funny

    The Times
  • Beautiful Ruins is a novel unlike any other you're likely to read this year

    Nick Hornby
  • Romantic, very funny...Turbo-charged satire meets a Garcia Marquezesque love story. What's not to like?

    Daily Mail
  • Walter creates an epic here - one that took him 15 years to write. The end result, however, is well worth the wait

  • A sparkling summer read

  • Thoroughly enjoyable, a tender, funny, ridiculous tale which has love at its core and a keen satirical edge to cut through the lovely, lush romanticism

    Sunday Express
  • You're going to love this book

    New York Times Book Review
  • A brilliant, madcap meditation on fate

    Kirkus Reviews
  • A novel shot in sparkly Technicolor


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