It is a wonderfully rich and challenging piece. This book is energised with colour and the virtuosity of language. It is a book to muse over by taking a walk.
Christopher Bantick, Sunday Magazine, Hobart
This is a teasing grab-bag of thoughts, memories, anecdotes and effronteries that achieves luxurious coherence.
Gillian Wills, Weekend Australian
In an era where the art of good conversation is replaced by tweets and status updates, Dessaix represents a refreshing blast from the good old days when thoughts longer than 140 characters actually mattered.
William Verity, Illawarra Mercury