Truly extraordinary -- Marc Lambert, Books of the Year * Scotland on Sunday * The God I want to believe in has a voice and a sense of humour like Denis Johnson's -- Jonathan Franzen Denis Johnson is inspired, in the truest sense of that once-potent, even dangerous word. * LA Times * Writing of a ferocious intensity ... No American novelist since William Burroughs has so flagrantly risked "insensitivity" in an effort to depict the pathology of addiction. -- James McManus * New York Times * Intense, vicious, and beautiful ... Denis Johnson is an exquisite writer -- Mary Gaitskill Modern-day parables that glow with a strange, radioactive light -- Michiko Kakutani * The New York Times * A distinctive turn in the history of the form * Atlantic Monthly * A mini masterpiece * Sunday Times * Johnson is probably the best writer of English prose around... It's all delivered with an astonishing beauty -- David Flusfeder * Metro *
Denis Johnson is the author of six novels, three collections of poetry, and one book of reportage. His novel Tree of Smoke was the 2007 winner of the National Book Award in the US.