Gogol's occasional weirdness is just as weird today, of such a strange order of invention, that even a word like "exuberant" doesn't begin to cover it ... Gogol is strangely timeless
Nicholas Lezard, Guardian
This was, for me, an electric introduction to Russian literature.
AD Miller, The Independent
Nabokov was right about Gogol's greatness, and right to point out that he was a creator of a new reality