"Pynchon's finest work yet... If anyone is still looking for the Great American Novel... then this may well be it"
(Brian Morton, Scotland on Sunday)
"A hugely ambitious epic about America and the Age of Reason and the origins of modernity that showcases all of Mr Pynchon's gifts as a writer: his magical ability to fuse history and fable, science fiction; his Swiftean grasp of satire and his vaudevillian's sense of farce. It is a book that testifies to his remarkable powers of invention and his sheer power as a storyteller... as moving as it is cerebral, as poignant as it is daring"
(Michiko Kakutani, New York Times)
"Very grand and mad and beautiful... I can't remember ever having reviewed a more original novel... and if America produces a novel to come near this marvellous, proliferating thing this decade, I promise to eat it"
(Philip Hensher, Spectator)
"(Pynchon) offers readers a trip as long and full of yearning as that of his heroes'
(Anthony Lane, New Yorker)