Technically accomplished, but consistently funny and affecting: if you want to know what the distinctive literature of the 21st century will look like, begin here
One of the best first novels I've read in a long time . . . I couldn't put it down.
An astonishing debut.
Demands to be read and re-read . . . an astonishing debut
If you want to know what the distinctive literature of the 21st century will look like, begin here.
A firework display . . . a remarkable novel by a young writer of remarkable talent
A remarkable first novel . . . Eastern, ethereal, yet flecked with flashes of commando grit, this multi-faceted novel is full of surprises
The accolades are well deserved . . . Ghostwritten is a wide-reaching, multi-layered novel . . . Mitchell also captures a tenderness, a yearning for something deeper, just below what often appears in as a bleak and cheerless surface
The best first novel I have read in ages . . . it beguiles, informs, shocks and captivates.
A remarkable novel by a young writer of remarkable talent.
Fabulously atmospheric and wryly perceptive . . . a huge new talent.
Mitchell's dazzling debut covers a lot of geography and a vast range of topics. The whole magpie's nest is loosely bundled into the net bag of a fiercely incomprehensible and mystical plot.