Stefánsson's prose rolls and surges with oceanic splendour.
Stefánsson shares the elemental grandeur of Cormac McCarthy
Powerful and sparkling . . . Prize-winning translator Philip Roughton's feather-light touch brings out the gleaming, fairy-tale quality of the writing
A wonderful, exceptional writer . . . A timeless storyteller
The Icelandic Dickens . . . He has the same gift of writing with great understanding, an empathy with troubled souls and a skill at laugh-out-loud comedy