"It's like every sentence is a perfect jewel on black filth. As a writer, I have to read that book every year, just to be in the presence of the sentences." Justin Cronin, 54, writer, Texas (USA).
"It has a very unusual narrator, it's very compelling, and I admire it very much." Elisa Albert, 38, writer, Albany (USA).
"Sometimes I'm overjoyed with it and think it is a great piece of literature, sometimes I think I failed completely, depends on the day." Elisa Albert, 38, writer, Albany (USA).
"Just for the record, I called my daughter to answer the question. Her answer is that in her own writing, her brain gives her sad people and she tries to write them to comfort. I like that." Justin Cronin, 54, writer, Texas (USA).
"I better love it, because I worked on it for ten years. If I didn't love it, I would be in big trouble." Nathan Hill, 40, writer, Naples, FL (USA).
"I felt spiritually deepened by writing this book and I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it." Robert Harris, 59, writer, Kintbury (UK).
"It's about religion, it's about aesthetics, it's about love and it's about tragedy." L.S. Hilton, 41, writer, London (UK).
"It answers a really serious literary question: why should sociopaths have to be badly dressed? Sex, murder, shoes, it's got the lot." L.S. Hilton, 41, writer, London (UK).
"I never read a book that made me so physically interested; my body was somewhat shivering when I read it." Samuel Bjørk, 46, writer, Norway.
"Jane Eyre fired my child's imagination at twelve and it has been an abiding source of literary and personal inspiration to this day." Ann-Marie MacDonald, 56, writer, Toronto.
"Why I loved making this book is because it shows a different perception of our everyday life." Annegien van Doorn, 33, photographer, Amsterdam.
"I think that in the process of writing a novel, you tend to fall in and out of love with your work a lot." Owen Sheers, 41, schrijver, dichter, Talgarth (Wales).