Now and then I read books that are so good that I can’t quite understand how the author does it. This applies to PURGE.
A sheer masterpiece… A marvel… I hope that everyone in the world who knows how to read, reads Purge.
Nancy Huston, author of Fault Lines
Sofi Oksanen stands out with Purge. This is a family saga like no other.
Sunday Times/Best books of 2010 (UK)
Sofi Oksanen is a literary genius.
Svenska dagbladet (Sweden)
Only the very best that can bring to light a suffering mind and find a wounded nation within.
Sofi Oksanen has become a literary phenomenon...Purge is a flawed, brilliant piece of work that does not easily relinquish its grip on reader's imagination.
The Times (UK)
When the Doves Disappeared is without a doubt the greatest landmark yet in Oksanen's production, a pure masterpiece.
By reading Sofi Oksanen one regains faith in literary art’s power and potential.
This wonderfully subtle thriller… with a tone somewhere between Ian McEwan’s Atonement and the best of the current crop of European crime novelists, this bitter gem promises great things from the talented Oksanen.
Kirkus Reviews (US)