Reviews

  • Intricately plotted and gorgeously written, THE ABSOLUTE BOOK has something for everyone: the search for a mysterious book, talking ravens, police detectives and academics, gods and demons, a giant saltwater crocodile, the bucolic English countryside and magical gates to hidden worlds. Here is a cinematic tale that is by turns dark and dreamlike, yet ultimately hopeful

    Deborah Harkness, author of A Discovery of Witches
  • Gorgeous. The payoffs and reveals are mind-blowing

    Laini Taylor, author of Daughter of Smoke and Bone
  • Reminded me of how I felt reading Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell or His Dark Materials - this is a masterpiece

    Dan Kois, Slate
  • A triumph. Book where the best hearts meet the best minds meet the best imaginations are few and far between

    Pip Adam
  • Every page is a declaration of love for story, for literature, for libraries

    Maria McMillan
  • A tour de force. Ursula Le Guin would have loved this book

    Jane Stafford
  • The power is in the skill and pace of Knox's storytelling, the perfect spinning of the intricate plot, the sharp dialogue and luminous evocation of place

    Charlotte Grimshaw
  • An angelic book, an apocalyptic book, an astounding book

    Francis Spufford
  • A bibliophile's daydream

    Scotland on Sunday
  • A propulsive parallel-worlds fantasy epic about the power of stories and storytelling

    Guardian, 'What to look forward to this year'

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