"This book, to put the matter quite simply, is a masterpiece. . . .Exhilaratingly thought-provoking."
–The Sunday Times (London)
"A marvel of warped imagination and offbeat suspense."
"Like Watership Down, to which it will inevitably be compared, Werber’s astonishing first novel invites readers into a highly imagined animal world."
–Publishers Weekly(starred review)