A sparse, masculine, world-weary meditation on death, ideology and the savagery of war in general, and the Spanish civil war in particular
For Whom the Bell Tolls allowed us to actually see the experience of an irregular struggle, from the political and military point of view...That book became a familiar part of my life. And we always went back to it, consulted it, to find inspiration
Fidel Castro, Observer
I read as a kid, of course, but it didn't get me like that till I read For Whom the Bell Tolls. I was very taken with that book. I still reread sections, though I'm now reading it not for the thrill of the story but for the technique and craft of it.
Gene Wilder, Daily Mail
The best book Hemingway has written
New York Times
One of the greatest novels which our troubled age will produce