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  • Not only a story but an awe-inspiring poem that confronts beauty itself.

  • So charged with pain and wonder that the novel becomes poetry

    New York Times
  • I imagine if our greatest American novelist, William Faulkner, were alive today he would herald Toni Morrison's emergence as a kindred spirit... Discovering a writer like Toni Morrison is the rarest of pleasures

    Washington Post
  • The Bluest Eye is a fine book, a lament for all starved and stunted children everywhere

    Daily Telegraph
  • Morrison's style rivets the reader...her synaesthetic, often rhythmic, even chanting prose recalls both Faulkner and Emily Dickinson

    The Times Literary Supplement

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