International Praise for Turtle Island:
"In a laconic and conversational style, [Ghione] seamlessly weaves the historical with the geographical, and his descriptions are often pleasingly tangential, melding descriptions of the island's past and present inhabitants with observations on its ecological make-up (the green sand, the world's worst golf course)."
- The Times Higher Education Supplement
"A wondrous book...The original purpose of the trip moves to the background as [Ghione] writes about the island and its solitude, about people and life. And then all of a sudden it is there again. Precise, scientific. Two parallel threads which are only apparently apart. A very remarkable new publication."
- NRZ am Sonntag (Frankfurt, Germany)
"[A] beautiful book." - Sole 24 Ore (Milan, Italy)
"In [Ghione's] fascinating book he mixes objective, scientific accounts with digressions into geography and history."
- Der Standard (Vienna, Austria)
"A fascinating voyage through history and geography...[Ghione] gives beautiful and vivid accounts on the volcanic nature of the island, of its colonial history, and of its present role as a telecommunication center for satellites."
- Frankfurter Neue Presse (Frankfurt, Germany)