"Old Filth, stands for Â‘Failed In London, Tried Hong KongÂ’ and itÂ’s the name the central character, a retired judge, comes up with for himself. The story is a mesmerizing dizzying denouement of the story behind the nickname."
"OK, it's well know--it won the Pultizer Prize for fiction, after all. The plot demands your attention jumping as it does through space and time. But there is a lot to think about in this book about the music world and the young and time. Don't try to read on your Kindle--the chapter composed of powerpoint slides is unreadable."
"This book does for West Africa and the West Indies circa 12,000 BC what "Clan of the Cave Bear' did for pre-historic Europe. It's full of imaginative, authentic seeming detail. Beyond that, it is a fascinating story."