Alex Jennings writes with an energy and a profusion of imagination and vividness that carries you off. Brilliant!
A beautiful song full of magic and rhythm, darkness and delight. A profoundly gorgeous debut
Wild, witty, and profound. . . a cosmic storm of talent
An enchanting, energetic, wild ride of a story set to a staccato melody. The electric prose leaps off the page in a riot of colours and sounds
A hallucinatory wonder of a debut'
An unforgettable story
A wild, dark and joyful love song to New Orleans, the power of stories, and hope in the face of destruction
The Ballad of Perilous Graves is not only an engrossing adventure but a potent homage to the beating heart of one of the world's most magical cities
I ached to live in their world. A stunning debut that is sure to become a classic
His lyrical prose dances to a rhythm all its own
Scary, sweet, lyrical, and real