"A brilliant, unforgettable debut ... grips from the outset and soaks the imagination like blood in sand."
One is thrown ... into the heart of the action, in a state of dread and fascination."
Mail & Guardian.
"... is to the historical novel what David Lynch was to the TV drama."
"Cuts to the bone."
"Can be reckoned with Denys Reitz's Commando."
"Brutal and detailed."
"A stunning debut novel, well written and... disturbing."
"Whyle can write."
"A great book in every sense of the word."
"Brings events of yesteryear shockingly close."
Wanted at Large
"Bob Dylan ... did not plagiarize or parody people, he borrowed their essence and gave it back to you in a form where we were all gobsmacked and this man has done a similar thing. He loved McCarthy like Bob Dylan loved Woody Guthrie."
Rian Malan, speaking at the book's launch.
"A rare feast." —William Kentridge, South African artist
"A very good book, possibly great." —Rian Malan, author, My Traitor's Heart
From the Back Cover
'A very good book, possibly great.' Rian Malan
'A rare feast.' William Kentridge
'Proof that, in some cases, less is more.' JM Coetzee on The Story