'A darkly comic coming-of-age story.' -- Evening Standard
'A frightening exploration of powerlessness and betrayal... [Szirtes's translation] deftly enacts the confusion that lies at the novel's heart.'
-- The Daily Telegraph
'An eve-of-apocalypse mood that fuses lyrical intensity - well caught by translator George Szirtes - with jolting glimpses of depravity.'
-- The Independent
'An extraordinary, unnerving tragedy.' (4/5 stars) -- Independent on Sunday
'The Rebels is a wonderfully realised portrait of energy and ennui, and its ending strikes a fine, resonant note.'
'The atmosphere of the town steals the show - a miasma of evil and moral corruption brought to life.' -- The Sunday Times
`This Hungarian novelist had a posthumous bestseller...here is another elegantly written short work which packs as great a punch' -- Sunday Telegraph
'A powerful tale of innocence lost, [Márai] writes with a prescience that seems almost otherworldly.'
'A darkly comic coming-of-age story.'