"In his stark narrative and spare dialogue, Lustig sustains the reality of people scoured by torture and loss, discovering islands of sanity in nightmare."
"Under the sentence of death, Lustig's characters freeze time, preserve decency. They luminesce like light crystals in the dark."
Washington Post Book World
"Arnost Lustig is one of the leading contemporary Czech fiction writers, and certainly the most important Jewish writer of Bohemia to have survived the Holocaust. Diamonds of the Night, Night and Hope, and Darkness Casts No Shadow remain the core of Lustig's oeuvre . . . These books stand comparison with the best works written on the subject, such as Tadeusz Borowski's This Way to the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen."