Wonderfully rich and entertaining
A fabulous novel... A modern fable, a satire that shows how it ought to be done
A novel of unspeakable joys
It's not unlike falling in love, reading the essays of Cynthia Ozick. Here is a mind as gentle and fierce all at once... A mind that embodies literature's finest potential.
Los Angeles Times
Even when you disagree with her, she electrifies your mind.
New York Times
Splendid... Ozick relies on sensibility and intelligence to make their own way in the world... lyric grace under intellectual pressure gives her news its staying power. Her essays invite our admiration even as they challenge us to talk back.David Lehman
As an essayist, Cynthia Ozick is a very good storyteller. Her arguments are plots... they twist and turn, digress, slow down and speed up, surprise with sudden illuminations.... She likes to spin and sparkle...
The New York Times Book Review
She is a writer innately drawn to paradox, and to the moral questions inherent in the relationships between richness and poverty, mind and body, history and imagination... In everything Ozick writes, she regards the land of the free with the head-shaking disbelief of someone who knows.Ali Smith
No American writer working today is more distinctive in everything she does on the page.
A Brilliant novel... The Messiah of Stockholm is a worthy companion to Philip Roth's superb Prague Orgy... A complex and fascinating meditation on the nature of writing and the responsibilities of those who choose to create - or judge - tales. Harold Bloom
New York Times
Intriguing and entertaining... Ozick weaves a tale that is richly, intensely imagined
Striking... Ozick writes with ferocious imaginative drive
A truly intriguing mystery...Ozick brings off effects comparable to those of Isaac Bashevis Singer, who can persuade the reader to believe the incredible
New York Review of Books