Entering Fire
Entering Fire

The New York Times

"Entering Fire displays a cheerfully gruesome audacity and an imagination both lively and bizarre."

London Sunday Times

"Entering Fire is about the metaphoric and potentially evil properties of language; it is about origins and motives of myth-making. This is a novel of ideas (often strange ideas) that is sustained throughout by brilliant writing."

The Observer

"Far from being an escapist fantasy, Entering Fire takes on some of the biggest issues of the 20th century…For sheer power, inventiveness and verbal density, (it) is the best read I've come across for a long time."

City Limits

"A drastically beautiful comic writer who stitches sentences together as if Proust had gone into partnership with Lenny Bruce."

Le Monde

"...imaginative and unbridled fantasy."


"…an imagination and a style as captivating as it is devastating."


"Unlike anything you've ever read before."

The Nation

"Linguistically explosive and socially relevant, [her] works are solid evidence that Rikki Ducornet is one of the most interesting writers around. . . . We are living in an age of intellectual and emotional starvation that is largely without spirituality, cynical about social change and disconnected from the natural world. We need writers to look at these difficult issues in a sophisticated manner. Ducornet has done this. She is the mirror of our innermost selves. And she gives us back to ourselves—despairing , hopeful, active, contemplative, fractured but surviving, playful, even happy sometimes, and always whole. . . . Ducornet's villains have the best lines . . . one only has to think of Hitler or PolPot or any of our assorted tyrants to know that Ducornet's figures are . . . taken from life."—The Nation