North's talent shines out
Claire North is a true original, a master of ingenious plotting and feats of imagination
Claire North's writing is terrific, smart and entertaining
An extraordinary novel that stands with the best of dystopian fiction, with echoes of The Handmaid's Tale
North is an original and even dazzling writer, and fans of her work will enjoy this grim tale of capitalism taken to a terrifying extreme
Another captivating novel from one of the most intriguing and genre-bending novelists
The truly scary thing about 84K is how convincing this dark, brutal class-divided Britain is
North demonstrates skill in creating a terrifying setting that feels rooted to the present day . . . Every aspect of life in Theo's Britain is imbued with a menace that feels both recognizable and urgent, and the decisions the characters make as a result feel uncomfortably real.
Mesmeric, terrifying and wonderful. North is practically her own genre at this point.
North's latest once again displays her mastery of lyrical prose . . . The author presents a fascinating testament to humanity's fallibility and tendency towards denial, merged with the potency of truth and the power of love
Claire North's most ambitious novel to date
Remarkable . . . one of the most moving, horrifying and gut-wrenching novels of the year
A suspenseful tale of the truths that lie hidden in the human heart . . . This is a world-spanning cat-and-mouse chase that tackles big questions about the nature of truth and whether we can ever really know one another or ourselves. True love, life, and death, what's worth dying - or killing - for: It's all here in this gripping, bloody, and haunting novel
In rich, compelling prose, North weaves together the threads of imperial control, ideological conviction, love and the thrill of power . . . A lyrical and sometimes surreal approach to espionage and its thrills
An irresistible, haunting thrill
A clever and thought-provoking conceit
An impassioned, urgent and compelling new work that burns as bright as the fires of our own burning age. This is not to be missed
A riveting tale . . . North's convincing view of post-apocalyptic society captivates, and the political intrigues will keep readers hooked right up until the explosive close.
One of the best books I've read in recent years. Thought provoking, imaginative and packs a hell of an emotional punch
Claire North depicts a startling, richly developed postapocalyptic world in this beautiful and riveting novel
Notes is compelling because it is beautiful . . . It felt seamless . . . When North was done and Notes reached its explosive conclusion, I just wasn't ready to leave. Her world was such a fragile, beautiful, doomed place, I felt like I should stick around just to make sure it would all be okay