"I think it is the best-written, best-designed and most moving novel I have read in many years. Beginning with a tiny incident among ordinary boys, it ends by being as deep and as big as evil itself." — Aubrey Menen
"A quietly vital and cleanly written novel that moves, page by page, towards a most interesting target." — Truman Capote
"Is he the successor to Salinger for whom we have been waiting so long? – Encounter.
"A masterpiece." – National Review.