Compared with almost everything being written now, it is vertiginously ambitious - and brilliant...He can write as thrillingly about large-scale events as he can about the tiny details of the private world. Such fluent and masterful command of both domains seems the stuff of a true artist's gifts
Just about the most audacious, thrilling and, above all, entertaining young British novelist there is
Arguably his finest...Every sentence yields glorious surprises that no one else could think up...It will doubtless earn Mitchell his fourth Man Booker nomination and, if there's any justice, his first win.
Spectacularly accomplished and thrillingly suspenseful...it brims with rich, involving and affecting humanity.
David Mitchell is back with a bang...superb
'Ambitious and fascinating...Comparisons to Tolstoy are inevitable, and right on the money.'
Lose yourself in a world of incredible scope, originality and imaginative brilliance.
A novel which actually deserves the accolade "tour de force".
Spectacularly accomplished and thrillingly suspenseful.
The most impressive fictional mind of his generation.
Confirms Mitchell as one of the more fascinating and fearless writers alive.