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  • “Defiantly unclassifiable…As well as the literature of authenticity, Faber reminds us, there is a literature of enchantment, which invites the reader to participate in the not-real in order to wake from a dream of reality to the ineffability, strangeness and brevity of life on Earth.”  Marcel Theroux reviews The Book of Strange New Things for the New York Times Book Review.
  • “Throughout this novel, Mr. Faber tinkers capably with theology, with emotional relationships, with small calibrations of the human soul. He often plugs us into Peter’s faith with superb imaginative sympathy.” Dwight Garner reviews The Book of Strange New Things in the New York Times.
  • The New Yorker calls Faber’s novel “rich and memorable.”
  • “Deeply emotionally evocative.” USA Today offers their take on The Book of Strange New Things.
  • Michel does a Q&A with Reuters, calling The Book of Strange New Things his last novel.
  • “A lovely, thought-provoking meditation on love and faith and the never-ending mysteries of the natural world.” Entertainment Weekly reviews the novel, and includes it as part of “What We’re Reading Now.”
  • “Closing a Chapter of a Literary Life.” Alexandra Alter profiles Michel Faber in the Arts Section of the New York Times.
  • “Harrowing, wrenching. . . . A bold and unexpected work of beauty.” The New Republic reviews The Book of Strange New Things.
  • “Faber’s potent new amalgam of sci-fi and spirituality puts him within rocket range of David Mitchell.” Boris Kachka names The Book of Strange New Things one of 8 Books You Need to Read This October.
  • The Book of Strange New Things mentioned in “The World Is Ending, and Readers Couldn’t Be Happier: ‘Station Eleven’ Joins Fall’s Crop of Dystopian Novels” by Alexandra Alter for The New York Times. 
  • Kirkus calls The Book of Strange New Things “wonderfully original.” Full review here.
  • Earlier this year Kirkus named The Book of Strange New Things as one of their “10 Most Anticipated Novels of the Fall,” and now calls it one of “6 Must-Reads to Finish in the Last 6 Weeks of the Year.”
  • Publishers Weekly reviews The Book of Strange New Things. 
  • Library Journal’s Barbara Hoffert includes The Book of Strange New Things in her Prepub Alert for October.