'In this novel Aleko Shughladze uses acrobatic skill in his masterly transitions from one plot thread to another, one style to another, one mood to another: he is helped by a natural artistry… This is his writer’s ingenuity, to present you with what looks like a drama as a comedy, and a comedy as an absurdity, and an absurdity as a phantasmagoria, and a phantasmagoria as a drama once more. I am compelled to note that it is rare for anyone to hit on a text with such exhaustive cinematic dynamics. It requires only a little technical adjustment to make what one could call a ready-made film script, for an absurd film comedy, if you like,, or for a drama, or a cognitive film.'
Lela Kodalashvili, literary critic
'This book is one of contrasts. Aleko Shughladze keeps to the style he had when he entered literature, but finds new tonalities and probes more deeply. This is a novel about a struggle with death and illness, where people learn about making relationships in this struggle, where they are liberated from stereotypes and complexes. In the 1990s, when Aleko Shughladze first appeared, he attracted the reader with his distinctly free and easy way of writing, in which carefree humour, paradoxical points of view and existential difficulties were organically combined.'
Shota Iatashvili, poet, literary critic
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