Time Out -- London:
One of the best and least appreciated of
British novelists makes a welcome return with this mesmerizing
psychological thriller. A rivetting study of personal and institutional
paranoia, with a disturbing undercurrent of perverse eroticism, Priest's
narrative is as insidious as radiation sickness; the initial symptoms
are tiny, almost ignorable, but once it takes hold the effects are
The Guardian -- London:
Priest writes with charm, grace, and a
Mail on Sunday --
Priest's chilling genius is to convey in
ordinary prose a series of minimal happenings that add up to sheer
horror on your doorstep. Doing nothing for effect, always close to
documentary, he is a tense master of the not quite explicable.
A disturbing novel, mainly because it
demands us to look into ourselves and our environment, and judge whether
what we see is what there is. Priest's novels delve into the regions
where consciousness is constantly undermined by a more powerful and in
many ways more real network of memories, fantasies and fictions.
The Quiet Woman and
The Glamour stand as two of the best novels published
in recent years by any British novelist, old or young.
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