Knox has created a jewelled puzzle box in these pages. It is by some distance his most complex novel to date.
Gotta hand it to Knox. He knows how to grab the reader's full attention... The whole mess is expertly described and ends in a thoroughly satisfying way.
A genuinely original and intriguing work.
The Wonder Lover contains much fine writing and observation.
Sydney Morning Herald, Best Books of 2015
An exquisitely wrought dissection of one man's downfall.
A strange and beautiful creation. It reveals Knox to be an author of a controlled virtuosity with few peers in this country... It marks a considerable leap in Knox's formal ambition: an evolution thrilling to watch unfold.
Saturday Paper, Best Books of 2015
It flows with easy energy to its exciting and startling finish. Enjoy Knox's rich, poetic and imaginative word power as you follow the amazing life of John Wonder.
Complex and ambitious... The last third of the novel is a wonderfully sustained serio-comic account of the collision of worlds that John strove so hard to keep apart.
Saturday Age, Best Books of 2015
A deftly written and hypnotic tale about fidelity and longing.
Few authors have such a sharp eye - or stylish pen - for the secret lives of men.
Australian Women's Weekly