After a week on sale, the spectacular reviews of A. S. Byatt’s The Children’s Book are in, and the praise is deafening!
Bookforum reassures Byatt’s fans that The Children’s Book “matches and arguably surpasses Possession in breadth and ambition.”
The Wall Street Journal heralds The Children’s Book‘s publication with a sigh of relief: ” In a dumbed-down world, what a pleasure it is to dive into the allusive, uncompromisingly erudite novels of A. S. Byatt. . . . In the end, The Children’s Book brings to vivid life the often irreconcilable demands of being an artist and being a human being.“
Of the Man Booker Prize’s recent nod to The Children’s Book, The Miami Herald writes, “Shortlisted for The Man Booker Prize—and no wonder—The Children’s Book is a mesmerizing exploration of, well, everything: families, secrets, love, innocence, corruption, art, the desire for knowledge, nature, politics, war, sex, power.“
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