'An absorbing and magisterial biography...a labor of love in every sense. A comparable achievement [is] Richard Ellmann's biography of Oscar Wilde.'
John Bayley, The Evening Standard
'Elegant, meticulous and wholly satisfying.'
Brian Masters, The Sunday telegraph
'White has caught the uncatchable man the public Genet as well as the recluse: no better praise can be given a biographer.'
Paul Bailey, The Daily Telegraph