Captures aspects of modern Japan with a compelling authenticity and beauty
Resounds to the same marvellous chatter of voices that marked out GHOSTWRITTEN, his outstanding first novel
I haven't enjoyed a novel so much in ages; wild, bristling with strangeness
This Booker-shortlisted fantasia confirms the Hiroshima-based Mitchell as the most prodigally gifted of young British novelists ... an extraordinary literary cabaret of dreams, visions and pastiches, from video-game rides and gangster rumbles to suicide submariners.
Even more dazzling than GHOSTWRITTEN.
A delirious mix of thriller, tragedy, fantasy, video games and a portrait of uneasy modern Japan . . . A deserving Booker nominee.