"For anyone interested in New Zealand writing, this is a book worth picking up." David Larsen, NZ Herald 29/09/08 (full review here)
"If you only have time for one new local writer in your life then make it Sue Orr." Nicky Pellegrino, NZ Herald 15/09/08 (full review here).
"In dark times, the definition of good art would seem to be art that locates and applies CPR to those elements of what’s human and magical that still live and glow despite the times’ darkness. Really good fiction could have as dark a worldview as it wished, but it’d find a way both to depict this world and to illuminate the possibilities for being alive and human in it."