"Hamilton-Paterson's hallucinogenic narrative brings to mind both Coleridge and Borges."
- Cristopher Hirst
"Personal, quirky, scientific, and poetical by turns-The Songlines of the sea."
-Daily Telegraph (UK)
"[Hamilton-Paterson] logs the destruction of the last wilderness and its place in the imagination with the intense vision of an angry Thoreau."
"Should be required reading for the decision makers of every maritime nation."
- The New York Times Book Review
"Under the sparkle and often superb imagery lie austere Conradian depths."
- Sunday Telegraph (UK)
"Not since Rachel Carson have I heard such eloquence, such passion for the sea and everything it means to us."
-The New York Review of Books