I stayed awake reading it till 3am …
I was so engrossed, I missed my bus stop!
This author is a national treasure
I won’t spoil the ending – you’ll have to read it!
The city is a character in itself
You know you’re in the hands of a master storyteller
We’ve all read it and loved it in the office.
An important book
A highly promotable author
It's a no-brainer, publicity-wise
If I could just read this short passage to you …
It’s going to have an unmissable / high-profile marketing campaign
It does exactly what it says on the tin
I read it in one sitting
An author at the height of his powers
A tour de force
Like Margaret Drabble on acid (or any famous author on any mind altering drug)
Takes you on a journey
At once powerful and lyrical ...
I read the last few pages through tears …
It’s Joanna Trollope meets Tom Sharpe … or Fahrenheit 451 meets Zoella ... Tolkien meets Rushdie … perfect for readers of Dan Brown, Beatrix Potter and His Holiness the Dalai Lama