It may be the ideal holiday read for those who like to take their brains with them on vacation.
Highly entertaining and perhaps even mind-expanding, Arnott's high-class conjuring act shows that truth really is stranger than fiction.
A supremely intelligent book as well as a surprisingly warm one.
Arnott offers a brightly coloured portrait of our times that is alternatively intimate and epic...The House of Rumour is a brilliant achievement that invites repeated readings
If this is that dark Prince Arnott's Jonbar Hinge, the future looks bright.
A potent mix of fact and fiction that takes on 20th-century history but remains a page-turner
It isn't a book, it's a revelation.
The House of Rumour is a page-turner with exceptional style, depth, thought, camp, counter-history and intrigue. It's both sci-fi/fantasy pulp and an ambitiously epic work of cosmic proportions: a welcome paradox of a novel that boldly toys with the boundaries between high and low-brow art.