'One of the truest books on painters and paintings I have ever read'
'A gripping, sensitive portrait, close to biography but brighter and livelier than straightforward narrative in conveying the rhythms of Auerbach’s paintings, life and thought'
Financial Times, Art Books of the Year
'A beautiful object, full of superb reproductions and photos … a terrific read … it only leaves you longing for more'
'Reading this book subtly raises one’s awareness of his imagery, sharpening one’s excitement at the prospect of seeing the whole trajectory of his art'