Reviewers of this novel were drawn to comment on its diction. Eleanor Birne
in the London Review of Books regretted the amount of consumerist detail, but called it Enright's best novel so far, and praised...
, reviewing the book in paperback, felt that Morrison's tolerance of the December-May love-relationship vitiated an otherwise admirable book.
Seymenliyska, Elena. “Fiction”. The Guardian, p. Review 20.
went further, judging this novel as a serious falling-off from earlier...