"Swift, compelling, moving, irresistible."
—The Baltimore Sun
"Goes much further than even The Remains of the Day in its examination of the roles we’ve had handed to us… His fullest achievement yet."
—The New York Times Book Review
"You seldom read a novel that so convinces you it is extending the possibilities of fiction."
—Sunday Times (London)
"Poignant… When We Were Orphans may well be Ishiguro’s most capacious book so far."
–Pico Iyer, The New York Review of Books
"[A]n imaginative work of surpassing intelligence and taste."
–Joyce Carol Oates, Times Literary Supplement
"With his characteristic finesse, Mr. Ishiguro infuses what seems like a classic adventure story with an ineffable tinge of strangeness."
—The Wall Street Journal