Reviews

  • A book with some claim to be the first major set-piece in that carnival of fictional fireworks which mesmerized Latin America throughout the next decade. It offers a rich motherlode of imagery, language and haunting scenes

    Salman Rushdie
  • Bewitched, baroque, monumental

    Newsweek
  • A novelist of immense power ... uncompromising and original

    Colm Tóibín, Guardian