Starred Review, Booklist, September 15, 2009:
“The kindness in every chapter is heartbreaking too. A haunting story, perfect for group discussion.”
Starred Review, Publishers Weekly, November 9, 2009: “Almond tackles complex questions about humanity
from multiple points of view; flashes of wisdom—sometimes painful, sometimes uplifting—arrive at unexpected moments”
Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, October 15, 2009: “[A] hypnotic, sensuous foray into the nature of war, truth, art and the savagery of humanity.”
From the Hardcover edition.