—The Wall Street Journal
"Amusing and affecting ... Despite its far-from-realist mode and its parable of life under late capitalism, The Investigation is no allegory. It's too sharp and too funny. And despite its setting in a city that deliberately evokes all cities and no particular city, The Investigation resists every tendency toward ponderous moralism, instead marking each apparent injustice with a light, but never unsympathetic, touch."
Praise for Brodeck
"Arrives like a fresh, why-haven’t-we-known-him discovery, revealing Philippe Claudel to be as dazzling on the page as he is on the screen."
—The New York Times Book Review
"A haunting, intensely claustrophobic allegory about intolerance, trauma, and guilt."
—San Francisco Chronicle
"Deeply wise and classically beautiful . . . It is a modern masterpiece."
—The Daily Telegraph
"Original, brilliant, and disturbing . . . Claudel is a novelist of ideas, in the French tradition."
—The Times (London)
"In John Cullen’s deft translation, Claudel’s writing is lucid and passionate. . . . An excellent novel."