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  • Charming, witty and original . . . a sly challenge to virtually every contemporary orthodoxy

    Patrick Barkham, Guardian
  • Its joy lies in Sjöberg's loose-limbed prose . . . at once whimsical and yet laden with erudition and a deep feeling for the natural world and our place in it

    Financial Times
  • Delightful, at once informative and often humorously digressive . . . a humane man of wide-ranging curiosity, Sjöberg writes with infectious passion

  • Subtle, convincing . . . Sjöberg thrives in the indistinct boundary between science and literature

    New Scientist
  • A quirky tapestry . . . an enjoyable if wayward tale

  • Entertaining . . .iconoclastic . . . the writing is whimsical, digressive and pleasingly devoid of anything too weighty or purposeful

    Richard Coniff, Wall Street Journal

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