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  • Book Subgenre: Politics, Human Qualities + Behavior, Family + Friendship, Conflicts + Dualities, General
  • Language: english
  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: paperback
  • Book Genre: Fiction + Literature Themes, Fiction + Literature Genres

Reviewer: Lisa Schwarzbaum, (Entertainment Weekly)

"Each self-involved, status-conscious character in this marvelous, bighearted, gimlet-eyed novel is committed to this, that, or the other worldview, and is rightfully deserving of skewering--and compassion."

Reviewer: Michiko Kakutani, (New York Times)

"Ms. Heller...is an extraordinarily entertaining writer, and this novel showcases her copious gifts, including a scathing, Waugh-like wit; an unerring ear for the absurdities of contemporary speech; and a native-born Brit's radar for class and status distinctions...THE BELIEVERS is...brilliant at times..."

Reviewer: Sara Eckel, (Time Out (New York))

"THE BELIEVERS achieves...because [of] its characters [who], rather than being mouthpieces for any particular ideologies, are complicated individuals who frequently see the self-destructiveness of their behavior and the limitations of their worldviews."

Reviewer: Ron Charles, (Washington Post)

With her arcing wit and searing characters, Zoë Heller is quickly becoming one of the sharpest novelists in America....If you haven't read Heller yet, prepare to be converted."

Reviewer: Jill Abramson, (New York Times Book Review)

"Plenty of novelists are adept at injecting a little extra funk into dysfunctional families, but few do so with more zest than Zoe Heller."

Reviewer: Moira Macdonald, (Seattle Times)

"Throughout, the novel has a refreshing dryness, a tart economy with words that suits its subjects."

Reviewer: Rowan Williams, (Times Literary Supplement)

"[A] novel that manages to present its deeply flawed and angular characters with real compassion...A sense of a novelist steadily deepening her range."

Reviewer: Sarah Kerr, (Bookforum)

"THE BELIEVERS is consistently entertaining, deftly constructed to gain emotional and moral heft as it rounds out its characters."

"Though some may be initially put off by the characters' coldness...readers with a certain mindset will have a blast watching things get worse." (starred review)