"Early copies are already circulating, and some sceptics out there are poking fun at what is, possibly, the most laudatory quote ever attached to a book, which comes courtesy of the novelist Nicole Krauss. 'Very rarely, a few times in a lifetime, you open a book and when you close it again nothing can ever be the same. Walls have been pulled down, barriers broken, a dimension of feeling, of existence itself, has opened in you that was not there before. To the End of the Land is a book of this magnitude,' she writes. 'David Grossman may be the most gifted writer I've ever read; gifted not just because of his imagination, his energy, his originality, but because he has access to the unutterable, because he can look inside a person and discover the unique essence of her humanity.'"
Does seem a tad excessive.