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Stacey D'Erasmo…though Marias brings matters to a close in the final volume, Poison, Shadow and Farewell, one might say that instead of coming to a definitive point, he has, instead, expanded the unanswerable questions to their farthest extent. The very last sentence merely pulls the pin on the final grenade. It's as terrifying as it is beautiful.…It’s quite brilliant, not least when Marias refuses to decide, or to let us decide, where the moral center is, if there even is one. He is bravest, and best, not when he definitively frames the questions, but when he leaves his protagonist hanging, perpetually uncertain of where his personal story leaves off and the story of the dirty world, with its dirty business, begins.
—The New York Times