Bob Long, Chessco:
"Totally absorbing. Any insightful person should have this book."
Paul Motwani, The Scotsman:
"An irresistible gem of a book, that weighs in at 390 pages, yet never looses the seemingly magical lightness of its text."
John Saunders, British Chess Magazine:
"A work that all chess players should own. It would probably be my only 'desert island' chess book."
Malcolm Pein, chess columnist of The Daily Telegraph:
"Donner was the wittiest, most irreverent writer of his generation. The book is a triumph."
John Donaldson, Inside Chess Magazine:
"Donner was witty, opinionated and often cranky, but he was always fun to read - assuming of course you weren't the object of one of his attacks."
Sarah Hurst, Chess Moves:
"The most outrageous chess book money can buy."
Jeremy Silman, author of 'How to Reassess Your Chess':
"Far and away the finest chess writing ever seen (...) Trust me, you don't want to be without this book."
Tim Krabbé, author of 'The Vanishing':
"Eminently readable for chess players and non-chess players alike."
Mike Fox and Richard James, Chess Magazine:
"A magnificent portrait of a remarkable man, as well as one of the funniest chess books ever written."
GM Peter Svidler, four-times chess champion of Russia:
"I felt I deserved a little present and bought myself 'The King'. It is every bit as good as it is said to be."
Mark Donlan, Chess Horizons:
"One of the few chess books that made me laugh aloud. It is the only chess book that ever similarly amused my wife (...) This is THE BOOK to put on your Christmas or birthday wish list."
Rick Kennedy, ChessVille:
"A perfect gift for a chess-friend who likes a good tale told with verve and a fresh perspective. Do pick up a couple of copies, though - if you peek inside you might not want to let go of the first one!"
Fred Waitzkin, author of 'Searching for Bobby Fischer':
"The book has blown me away.