There hasn't been a German debut with such force for a long time...
A book that is startlingly intelligent, pleasantly grotesque and deliciously eloquent.
Helene Hegemann is the sensation of this season... Axolotl Roadkill is the big coming-of-age-novel for the Generation Zero.
This book is phenomenal. And Hegemann is a phenomenon. ... this book is already a literary sensation.
This book is driven by a constant search, packed with spot-on observation and surprising ideas. Helene was offered the big stage - She jumped on it.
Such a debut is very rare... a masterfully narrated surrealism... In its ripping rhetoric movement Axolotl Roadkill renders into an apocalyptic speech, in its literary gestures almost into absurdity.