"A book in which poetry and philosophy are intimately
"A book of astonishing richness ... a visionary writer ... a deserved international smash."
"A life lesson and a model of lucidity."
"A sensation. The best book of the last ten years ... A novel of incredible clarity and beauty."
"Mercier draws together all the big existential questions in this masterful novel.... Visionary."
"One book particularly impressed me, as it contains style, narrative richness, and philosophy within it: Night Train to Lisbon by Pascal Mercier. I read it in three nights. Then I was convinced to change my life."
"One of the great European novels of the past few years."
"One reads this book almost breathlessly, can hardly put it down . . . A handbook for the soul, intellect, and heart."