Dominic Cooper has us in his thrall…a powerful talent.
His tragic tale is deeply compelling.
With this gripping, yet sensitive and evocative novel, Mr Cooper may fairly be said to have arrived…. Fair to say that its steely elegance recalls the great master of this sort of writing, Stevenson himself.
Cooper’s dynamic and luminous use of language….
…powerful and haunting….
That it’s possible to be completely original within the confines of formal fiction is demonstrated with great force by Dominic Cooper’s outstanding first novel.
Mr Cooper is an original and the power of his imagination owes nothing to anybody else.
Yielding man and unyielding nature are compellingly done.