'Exquisite toys for the broken-hearted' Jonathan Gibbs, Independent.
'Nooteboom is full of surprises and makes every word, every observation, not only count but also linger' Eileen Battersby, Irish Times.
'Both wise and beautiful' John de Falbe, Literary Review.
'I much admired Cees Nooteboom's sharply melancholy stories' Julian Barnes, TLS Books of the Year.
'One of the most remarkable writers of our time' Alberto Manguel, Guardian.
'Poignant, wistful, and sometimes bitingly funny studies of memory, longing, regret, and a wry acceptance that this is what being alive is like' Independent on Sunday.