From Publishers Weekly
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The novel I liked best this year... one dizzying, delightful, funny passage after another... Wittgenstein's Mistress gives proof positive that the experimental novel can produce high, pure works of imagination.(The Washington Times)
Addresses formidable philosophic questions with tremendous wit... remarkable... A novel that can be parsed like a sentence, it is that well made.(New York Times Book Review)
Brilliant and often hilarious... Markson is the one working novelist... who can claim affinities with Joyce, Gaddis, and Lowry, no less than with Beckett.(San Francisco Review of Books)
A work of genius... An erudite, breathtakingly cerebral novel whose prose is crystal and whose voice rivets and whose conclusion defies you not to cry.(David Foster Wallace)
As precise and dazzling as Joyce.... Original, beautiful, and an absolute masterpiece.(Ann Beattie)