"A Spot of Bother snaps, crackles and pops with humor and pathos.... Sparklingly written.... Haddon deftly pulls this off with what we can now hail as his trademark tenderness."
—Los Angeles Times
"Totally brilliant.... Wondrously articulate.... A Spot of Bother serves as a fine example of why novels exist."
—The New York Times Book Review
—The Washington Post Book World
"[Haddon's] craftsmanship is dazzling, his sense of character profound, his kindness toward his creations that of a consummate caregiver. Humorous, occasionally heart-rending and always enthralling, A Spot of Bother is a wonder and a joy."
"Hilarious.... You'll discover people you know in these pages, and it's a nonstop pleasure to get to know them better."