Reviews

  • One of the greatest of all landscape writers ... When the material world is brought forth for us so beautifully, with such rapt attention and illuminating insight, we are reminded of how lucky we are to be part of it

    Fintan O'Toole, Irish Times
  • Many landscape writers have striven to give their prose the characteristics of the terrain they are describing. Few have succeeded as fully as Robinson

    Guardian
  • In this slim volume of essays, typically lyrical and measured, Robinson burgles the bank of his youth in Wharfedale and later years, including National Service in Malaysia and his time as an artist in Istanbul, Vienna and London, to map out the topography of his own thoughts and travels.

    RTÉ Guide
  • Robinson is a stylist of exceptional cadence, tact and ingenuity

    Daily Telegraph
  • He is that rarest of phenomena, a scientist and an artist, and his method is to combine scientific rigour with artistic reverie in a seamless blend that both informs and delights

    Guardian
  • One of contemporary Ireland's finest literary stylists

    Guardian
  • Experiments on Reality offers another side to Robinson. The abstract and algebraic thinking of his early years as both a mathematician and artist bubble back to the surface and meld with the mossy scents of Connacht and the reflections of age

    Sunday Independent
  • Dazzling

    Condé Nast Traveller
  • Tim Robinson is the Proust of the western seaboard, a Ruskin of the isles

    New Stateman
  • He knows this world as no one else does, and writes about it with awe and love, but also with measured grace, an artist's eye and a scientist's sensibility

    Sunday Business Post