This is a beautiful book: by turns tough and tender, acerbically funny and deeply humane. Keiran Goddard's mind is a marvel. We are lucky to have him.
This is high-wire writing: a novel where every sentence counts. They add up to something profoundly honest and truly magical
Hourglass burnishes its ideas of love and agony with an almost mystical attention to feeling. This book truly glows in the heart of the reader
A stunning reimagining of the love story ... every word shines new and true
An arresting, exquisitely told love story ... if ever a book could be read as a pilgrimage to discover what the heart finds sacred, this is it.
This book is a world. A broken dance floor of glass and gold, so rare and precious you barely believe it is real, but haunts you all day like a song. Vivid and brilliant.
Evocative, ecstatic, and saturated with off-kilter wit, Hourglass renders heartbreak as both vividly, luminously particular, and intensely, intimately familiar. There are lines from this remarkable book etched all over my memory, indelible
A book for anyone who ever has been or ever will be heartbroken. So that's everyone.
Hourglass will stay with me for a long time. Hypnotic.
Beautiful and very funny
The charms of Hourglass, like those of the narrator himself, are insidious. This is a sad book that is somehow wickedly fun to read
Shockingly intimate and devastatingly funny, bleak and true
This book is such a sneaky head f*ck - an epic poem in an ancient style about the brutalities of modern love, a masculine interrogation of feminine heartbreak, a really beautiful way to spend an evening
Beautiful, funny, profound ... Read it in one glowing session
A story of doomed romance as touching as it is abstract
A universal love story