"I unfortunately lived thirty-five years without knowing Menno Wigman. His poems are amazing." Mirna Funk, 35, writer, journalist, Berlin (DE), Tel Aviv (IL).
"The reason why I love this book is simple to explain: I have created characters that I really love, they are like family to me." Samuel Bjørk, 46, writer, Norway.
"The reader is really disturbed in the end and he loses the feeling of what is right and what is wrong." Per Leo, 43, writer, Berlin (DE).
"It was supposed to be a non-fiction book, but it turned out to be a piece of literature." Per Leo, 43, writer, Berlin (DE).
"It's great, I don't know how to explain, but it's really awesome. You just keep reading, you want to know how it goes on." Paul Bühre, 16, scholier, Berlijn (Duitsland).
"It is one of the most incredible descriptions of everyday life in the eighteenth century." DBC Pierre, 53, writer, London.
"And that past opens up a Columbian history of drugs and violence, and of people struggling to live normal lives and to still find a little corner of happiness." Philipp Blom, 44, writer, Vienna.
"It was a fascinating time for experiments, terrible political experiments, wonderful cultural experiments. and I tried to capture them." Philipp Blom, 44, writer, Vienna.
"I chose the book, because I love Latin America and I wanted to read a big love story based there." Santa Montefiore, 44, author, Londen.
"The title of the book might sound a little bit ridiculous, but actually bananas do have sounds." Ece Temelkuran, 40, writer, Istanbul.