'A dazzling success ... Fantastically imagined'
'Pulsing with fictional energy ... Here for once is a popular hit as sophisticated as it is engaging'
'Nothing less than a literary sensation'
'This is a masterpiece'
'Kehlmann is one of the brightest, most pleasure-giving writers at work today, and he manages all this while exploring matters of deep philosophical and intellectual import. He deserves to have more readers'