"This Is My Country is a long-overdue interruption in our country’s cultural conversation. Most important, it is genuine and sophisticated, funny, poignant and wise….Richler’s piercing observations … are precisely conceived and eloquently expressed….His wit is delicious. He is that genuine article, of which there are so few, a public intellectual unafraid of discussion and disagreement. … The book is quite simply wonderful, exquisitely structured and fabulously written. This “atlas” is the work of a genius magpie, an eclectic reader, a passionate traveller."
—Globe and Mail
"Noah Richler is a rarity in the modern age: a true man of ideas. You can count such men on one hand, our own David Warren and Mark Steyn being two more fingers. Richler’s broad survey of Canadian literature vibrates with a love of our country, including a refreshing admiration for the West."
—The Western Standard (Ezra Levant’s Publisher’s Pick, November 2006.)
"This is a writer who is fond of people and their quirks and who cares deeply about our country … Richler has brought us up to date. He documents the fact that we have not only survived — we have thrived."
—Literary Review of Canada
"The most compelling analysis of Canadian stories since Margaret Atwood’s book Survival."
"Immensely thought-provoking — and, at times, simply provoking….[Richler is] a first-rate polemicist."
"An enriching and provocative read."
"Richler is…a thoughtful and sympathetic interlocutor for a series of contemporary Canadian writers….[His] book is a heady mix of abstractions about the worth and purpose of literature, cultural commentaries and meditations, author interviews and literary excerpts, all held together by first-person narration."
"Richler is a highly skilled writer."