“Refreshingly, Kurniawan puts value on literature as entertainment, and his books are certainly that.” A [Man Tiger] review by Deborah Smith, The Guardian.

“Kurniawan’s prose holds an often-leashed power much like the tiger inside Margio; he can stun with a single sentence, like the crackling opening line of the novel or its heart-thudding concluding one.” Another [Man Tiger] review by Claire Fallon, The Huffington Post.

And from Chicago Tribune, John Domini reviewing [Beauty Is a Wound]: “A gifted writer can always freshen up a cliché, and Eka Kurniawan has the gift.”