Posted on 22nd July 2015

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Reviews: A Man Lies Dreaming

LavieTidhar_JacketThe Guardian’s Best SF Novels of 2014 Selection

 The Scotland Herald Best Crime Novels of 2014 Selection

LA Review of Books Favourite Crime Novels of 2014 Selection

Locus Magazine Recommended Reading List 2014

“A twisted masterpiece” – The Guardian

“Unmissable” – The Telegraph

“Theodor Adorno said that to write poetry after Auschwitz was barbaric. To which I would say, yes, but you can still write an excellent novel. A man Lies Dreaming is that novel.” – Philip Kerr

“My favourite book of the year, so dark, funny, wild and important. It’s a brilliant realisation of a down-at-heel Hitler, one of the best re-imaginings I’ve read, darkly serious with a great undertow of rage.” – Stav Sherez

“A work that is original, and funny,and angry, and moving, and significant.” – Nina Allan

“Intelligent, troubling, funny, at times harrowing, an emotional rollercoaster from start to finish.” – E.J. Swift

“Amazing book.” – James Smythe



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Adam Roberts, The Guardian, 15/10/14

“A twisted masterpiece”


A Man Lies Dreaming by Lavie Tidhar, review: ‘weird, upsetting, unmissable’

Jake Kerridge, The Telegraph, 20/11/14

“Has not been published with the fanfare bestowed on Martin Amis’s The Zone of Interest or Howard Jacobson’s J, but it is their equal for savage humour… weird, upsetting, unmissable.”


Many of Horror

Teddy Jamieson, The Sunday Herald, 26/10/14

“Nasty, clever, waspish and witty… a brilliant and potent thought experiment”


Review: A Man Lies Dreaming

Maxim Jakubowski,

“Outstanding and moving”


Gulf Weekly Book Club

Gulf Weekly, 11/32015

“In turns brutal, harrowing, heartbreaking and intriguing…. [an] unforgettable novel.”


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Mahvesh Murad,, 28/10/2014

“poetic & terrible… quite incredible”


A Man Lies Dreaming by Lavie Tidhar

Maximillian Edwards, Strange Horizons, 12/1/2015

“He is perhaps the UK’s most literary speculative fiction writer, and we should celebrate A Man Lies Dreaming as more a masterful work of literary fiction than of speculative fiction. But it is exactly that: masterful.”


A Man Lies Dreaming by Lavie Tidhar

For Winter Nights

“An extraordinary vision of a shifted, dark and rotted world… it’s hugely clever, aimed at (and hitting) both the reader’s heart and mind, witty and completely absorbing.”


Review: A Man Lies Dreaming

Sci Fi Bulletin

“One of the most powerful books I’ve read this year… it will haunt your dreams and is his best novel yet.”


A Man Lies Dreaming

We Love This Book

“Entertaining and poignant story… a wry look at detective fiction and a surprisingly generous recognition of the fragility of all men, and their convictions, makes for an unpredictable and thought-provoking experience.”


A Man Lies Dreaming – Lavie Tidhar

Paper Man Reviews, 26/10/2014

“An original and intriguing portrayal of [Adolf Hitler].”


A Man Lies Dreaming – Lavie Tidhar

Dancing on Glass, 13/2/2015

“Fearless and audacious, raucously enjoyable and yet deadly serious.”


A Man Lies Dreaming by Lavie Tidhar

Matt, Reader Dad Blog , 18/12/2014

“Nothing less than a masterpiece.”


‘A Man Lies Dreaming’ Lavie Tidhar

Charlene Putney, Books of the Year, 2014

“A darkly hilarious twist on nazisploitation and a deep revelation of humanity. The only other book I’ve read that sails in even remotely the same orbit is Mother Night by Kurt Vonnegut…”


A Man Lies Dreaming by Lavie Tidhar

Victoria Goldman, Off the Shelf, 12/3/2015

“Highly addictive”



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