"[It is the] sobering voice of witness that Gourevitch has vividly captured in his work." -Wole Soyinka, The New York Times Book Review
"[Gourevitch] has the mind of a scholar along with the observative capacity of a good novelist, and he writes like an angel. This volume establishes him as the peer of Michael Herr, Ryszard Kapuscinski, and Tobias Wolff. I think there is no limit to what we may expect from him." -Robert Stone
"A sobering, revealing, and deeply thoughtful chronicle." -The Boston Globe
"The most important book I have read in many years . . . [Gourevitch] examines [the genocidal war in Rwanda] with humility, anger, grief and a remarkable level of both political and moral intelligence." -Susie Linfield, Los Angeles Times
"Shocking and important . . . clear and balanced . . . the voice in this book is meticulous and humane." -Michael Pearson, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"Astonishing . . . [Gourevitch] is masterful at placing the unspeakability of mass murder into actual people's mouths and inhabiting it in actual people's stories." -Mark Gevisser, Newsday
"Unsettlingly beautiful . . . brilliant . . . this is a staggeringly good book . . . [It] should be on bookshelves forever." -Tom Engelhardt, The Philadelphia Inquirer
Gourevitch explores the recent genocide in Rwanda with great insight and sensitivity. One of the most shocking revelations is how complacent towards, and even complicit in the slaughter the west was. It is difficult to say that one enjoys a book that is so painful and horrifying. This is one of those books that cannot be read without it changing your view of the world.