• A wonderful rediscovery, like a perfectly preserved time capsule, but also a terrific novel by any standards - human, suspenseful, shot through with hard-earned wisdom

    Lee Child
  • Captivating, moving, unputdownable. . . One of the best Berlin novels, sitting alongside Hans Fallada's Alone in Berlin

    Jens Bisky, Süddeutsche Zeitung
  • An unbelievable rediscovery, much like Hans Fallada's Alone in Berlin. . . Very few books recreate in such a way the nightmarish and intense hell that was the end of the Second World War

    Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
  • Magnificently vivid. . . Art has a habit of resurfacing, when it is worthwhile

    Budapest Times