Praise from the United Kingdom for Haunts of the Black Masseur
“It is enormously stimulating to read the book in which the author seems to swim as exhilaratingly in the classics of all literatures as in ocean, stream, or lake. One of those rare books which communicates the life of the subject and writer to the reader.”
“A singular book . . . in which [Sprawson’s] passion for his subject is tempered by a scholarly and graceful style. Every word is of interest.
—Sunday Telegraph Magazine
“There is something heroic in Sprawson’s achievement . . . This mix of history, memoir, and treatise is erudite and affecting.”
—Sunday Times (London)
”This book invites you to dip but soon has you totally immersed.”
—The Sunday Mail