Book of the Month
Our 'Book of the Month' is a great read that we universally want to recommend to you, the reader. It might not be on the bestsellers' lists; it might not be a movie-tie-in edition of the latest blockbuster; it might not even be from an author (or publisher) that you even recognise. It will, however, be a book that our buyers and our staff recommend for its wit, its erudite nature, its beauty and literary lyricism.
This book can also be found in hardback copy here.
"This book is stunning. Ondaatje has managed a superb blend of time, suspense, post-war passion and secrets that reminds me of Life After Life meets All the Light We Cannot See. This beautiful gift is wrapped up with a cast of characters as intriguing, curious and diverse as any Dickensian line-up."
Phillippa Duffy – UBS Book Seller
"In 'Warlight,' all is illuminated, at first dimly then starkly, but always brilliantly.
Anna Mundow - Freelance journalist - Washington Post
"As Ondaatje’s titles have settled — recent ones include “Anil’s Ghost” and “Divisadero” — his prose has settled as well. By now we know what we are going to get from an Ondaatje novel: A moody, murky, lightly pretentious and mostly nonlinear investigation of lives and stories that harbor tantalizing gaps."
Dwight Garner - New York Times book critic