'A strikingly accomplished debut'
His style has an enviable suppleness and fluency which offers the perfect vehicle for the moral feints and shifts of the cool crowd he portrays
Hard as it is to write about youth when you're young, Chabon has done it brilliantly
Mingles wit, sex and fine writing
His control over his story, the wonderful use he makes of each description, of Pittsburgh itself, are often astonishing...a young writer with a tremendous skill