“Combines smartness with wisdom…Almost absurdly inventive.”
---David Mitchell, author of Cloud Atlas
“The Memory Artists is wonderful. Rich and humane, a repository of culture worth remembering, and a moving elaboration on the simple truth that we should do good for others.”
---Colin McAdam, author of Some Great Thing
“[a] dashing, postmodern novel…Moore exhibits a nimble, sprightly touch, with understated emotive depths; his rendering of Stella’s sadly solipsistic diary is particularly heart-wrenching.”
"A model of inventiveness... very moving. Jeffrey Moore shows great skill in his depictions of people's feelings. The decadent affectations of Norval, the immaturity of JJ and the feminine insecurities of Samira are all drawn with elegance."
--London Times Literary Supplement
"The Memory Artists is extraordinarily erudite and written with consummate elegance. It is hilarious, filled with pathos and irony, twisted, satirical, tragicomic and extremely challenging. It is a delight... beautiful... inspired, what more can I say? Read it."
--Chatshow Network, UK (book of the Week)
"A quick witted, hilarious contemporary tale of the tricks of memory and the senses."
-- The Lancet
"Canadian novelist Jeffrey Moore's finely honed wit had me barking with laughter...engaging characters, and a fine balance of warmth, insight, and eviscerating humour."
"An exceptionally fine example of crossword-puzzle postmodernism: a game to savour, a half-equation to be completed with utter delight. Yet the story is unforgettably human...exhilaratingly risky - leaves the reader spellbound."
--Scotland on Sunday
"A writer of rare elegance and wit, not averse to using slapstick academic farce when it suits his purpose. The Memory Artists is an utterly ingenious work"
"Jeffrey Moore's ingenious new novel is, among other things, a romp through literary iconography... In its intelligence and ingeniousness it recalls Thomas Wharton's Salamander... It is mesmerizing... reading it is like immersing oneself in a warm bath of words and ideas. There are many rich nuggets buried in the text... The writing is accomplished and memorable."
--Wayne Grady, The Gazette
"The Memory Artists is a marvel."
--The Edmonton Journal
"A metafictive puzzle box, a carefully structured collage of narrative voices... The novel is a delight... challenging, often beautiful, and frequently inspired narrative play."