The Four Wise Men struck me as a true masterpiece.
(Lewis Jones New Statesman
A work of extraordinary clarity.
(Jonathan Baumbach New York Times Book Review
There is a real touch of magic in this novel.
This is a novel of high achievement. Tournier works to assert an apologia of Christianity and its underlying message of love, and he does so with finely paced arguing, well-balanced counterarguing and, most importantly, genuine intellectual energy... This may be more than a novel of high achievement, in fact; it may be the best work so far of a truly daring writer.
Tournier is an ambitious and profound writer.
About the Author
Born in 1924, Michel Tournier studied philosophy and then became a journalist and a writer. He is the author of several novels, including The Ogre, Friday, and Gemini, also available in paperback from Johns Hopkins.