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