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  • There is something interesting and intriguing to be found on almost every page

    Rachel Cooke, Guardian
  • Toibin has a hawk-like eye for literary subtleties, and a generosity towards his subjects that is warm and unacademic.

    The Sunday Times
  • Full of insight and intrigue

  • Searching, funny, generous

    Irish Times
  • Subtle, witty and often deeply moving

    New Statesman
  • If there is a more brilliant writer than Tóibín working today, I don't know who that would be

    Karen Joy Fowler
  • Toibin is a supple, subtle thinker, alive to hints and undertones, wary of absolute truths

    New Statesman
  • A consistently revealing look at how writers' relationships have influenced their work

    Sunday Telegraph on 'New Ways to Kill Your Mother'
  • A wide-ranging and enlightening study of the potentially stifling family and the individual spirit of the writer

    Sunday Times on 'New Ways to Kill Your Mother'

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