‘A masterpiece, utterly exceptional in every way.’ Harpers and Queen

‘A banquet for all the senses we bring to reading.’ Newsweek

‘A sad story, told every hilariously, very tenderly and very craftily.’ The Pointer

‘It is rare to find a book that so effectively cuts through the clothes of nationality, caste and religion to reveal the bare bones of humanity.’ Daily Telegraph

‘A novel of real ambition must invent its own language, and this one does…’ John Updike, The New Yorker

‘Personality not a book that attracts me. I got bored very soon and stopped reading before finishing the first quarter of the book. If you like it small and slow this might be your taste.’ Alex