'Exquisite essays' --Scotsman
'The whole book is an experiment in honesty' --Saturday Telegraph
'A work of intense purity and quiet genius, and we're lucky to have it' -- Sunday Telegraph
'I put the book down again and thought: 'I wonder if I would actually kill to be able to write, or think, like that.' It's like this pretty much all the way through.'
--Nicholas Lezard, The Guardian
'A lyrical work of profound insight' --Kirkus Reviews