"McCarthy is fast revealing himself as a master craftsman who is steering the contemporary novel towards exciting territories" (Observer)
"Skilfully realised, ambitious" (Christopher Taylor Guardian)
"An intelligent, ambitious book... A beautiful, accessible novel with a thrilling tale. This is one of the most brilliant books to have hit the shelves this year and McCarthy deserves high praise for an electric piece of writing which should be enjoyed as well as discussed" (Beth Jones Sunday Telegraph)
"C is formidably well assembled, and it is admirable for an unashamed literary ambition" (Peter Carty Independent on Sunday)
A "Financial Times" Best Book
Shortlisted for the Galaxy National Book Awards - Waterstone's UK Author of the Year
"Gorgeous and fearsome. . . . Fascinating, uncanny, sometimes hilarious, pageantry."
"--The Globe and Mail"
"Captivating [and] . . . deftly developed. . . . Absolutely extraordinary. . . . It leaves us reeling . . and armed with better questions than we came in with."
"A narrative of energy, invention and intelligence... A novel for our times: refreshingly different, intellectually acute and strikingly enjoyable."
"The delights of C arise from its imaginative energy and bursts of mesmerising lyrical prose."
"Unquestionably brilliant... a genuinely exciting and spookily beautiful book, a new kind of joy."
--Neel Mukherjee, "The Times"
"C is clever, confident, coy - and cryptic."
--"The Wall Street Journal"
"Tom McCarthy has w