'David Mitchell is dizzyingly, dazzlingly good...BLACK SWAN GREEN is just gorgeous.'
'A delight to read from beginning to end'
'I do hope to read a better British novel this year, but I can't honestly say that I expect to.'
'Mitchell is just about the best writer operating in Britain today...a novel that, like each of its predecessors, sticks in the back of your head for weeks after you've finished it.'
'Spry, disconcerting and moving. It is also extremely funny even - or especially - at the blackest of moments.'
'Intricate and beautiful'
'Hugely touching and enjoyable'
'It is the best kind of contemporary fiction'
'Rich and strange'
'That very rare thing, a realistic first novel written by a master of his craft.'
'All the drama and inadvertent comedy of the onset of adolescence are brilliantly laid bare...a deceptively easy read, at times uproariously funny'
It is the best kind of contemporary fiction.
Hugely touching and enjoyable.
David Mitchell is dizzyingly, dazzlingly good . . . Black Swan Green is just gorgeous.
Black Swan Green's 'I love 1982' nostalgia is a glassy, pitch-perfect, mock-innocent surface through which something rotten might appear.
A delight to read from beginning to end.