Zimler is a present-day scholar and writer of remarkable erudition and compelling imagination. An American Umberto Eco.
Zimler has this spark of genius, which critics can’t explain but readers recognise, and which every novelist desires but few achieve
An honest, powerful writer.
The Night Watchman keeps the reader absolutely riveted to the story. This is Zimler’s best novel: tightly constructed, driven by realistic dialogue, and with all the action held together in a web of keen psychological insight.
The Night Watchman is an extremely ambitious and terrific book…from one of the most interesting and versatile novelists around.