A latter-day Bulgakov . . . A Ukrainian Murakami.
A post-Soviet Kafka.
Kurkov draws us with deceptive ease into a dense complex world full of wonderful characters.
A kind of Ukrainian Kurt Vonnegut
This time, the Ukrainian author of Death and the Penguin, known for his brilliantly dark humour, has written a modern-day odyssey, with a return that is ambiguously hopeful.
Strange and mesmerising . . . In spare prose, Ukraine's most famous novelist unsparingly examines the inhumanconfusions of our modern times and the longing of the warm-hearted everymanthat is Sergeyich for the rationality of the natural world.