[Pennac's] high-octane intellectualism suggests Foucault rewritten by Elmore Leonard
Daniel Pennac's tongue-in-cheek unrealism is fast-paced, stylish and hugely entertaining
Daniel Pennac is on top form
In the style of Jean-Jacques Rousseau... Daniel Pennac sets off on an astounding, utterly unique literary adventure
It's all here, in sharp detail. No orifice or appendage can withhold any secrets from Pennac, neither secretion nor emission... Here is the story of every fibre of our bodies
Pennac has always been a funny writer, and one capable of the odd moment of breath-catchingly beautiful insight, too; but more than anything he is simply the most humane of writers, the most generously understanding of his fellow human. In Diary of a Body he has found just one more new, inspired way to show it.