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Reviews

  • A riotous, propulsive adventure story, packed with captivating characters

    Daily Mail
  • A brilliantly multifaceted panorama of early 20th-century America . . . Walter is a writer whose work deserves a wide readership

    Sunday Times
  • A beautiful, lyric hymn to the power of social unrest in American history. It's funny and harrowing, sweet and violent, innocent and experienced

    Anthony Doerr, author of All the Light We Cannot See
  • A work of irresistible characters, harrowing adventures and rip-roaring fun ... bursting with a dazzling range of outrageous characters. One of the most captivating novels of the year

    Washington Post
  • Reminiscent of the stylistic tricks of F Scott Fitzgerald...With its rebellion against inequality and debates about capitalism, there are clear echoes from 1909 to the US today. Incitement to riot, dreadfully topical since the assault on the Capitol last month, also gets a look in. But The Cold Millions offers more: a study of individuals living, willingly or unwillingly, through tumult.

    FT
  • Colourful and punchy

    The Times
  • Walter is a class act...the fierce struggle for free speech and workers' rights is genuinely stirring.

    Max Davidson, Mail on Sunday
  • A timely and poetic read that vividly depicts the American melting pot at its most unequal and volatile . . . a compelling portrait of America at the dawn of the 20th Century

    Sunday Express
  • Expansive, beguiling . . . A thrilling yarn that simultaneously underscores the cost of progress and celebrates the American spirit

    O Magazine
  • It's a tremendous work, a vivid, propulsive, historical novel with a politically explosive backdrop that reverberates through our own

    USA Today

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