'Lyrical, comic and packed with piercing descriptions... at the same time as being down-to-earth and humorous, Snapper is suffused with a certain melancholy, and it is Kimberling's expert balancing of all these elements that allows the novel's insights - into who we are and where we come from - to hit home'
Superb... always engaging, sometimes beautiful and often funny'
Funny and adroit fiction
Brilliant... an absolute joy of a book. I predict big things for it
Funny and absorbing'
Fascinating and captivating
Captivating... Snapper could do for birdwatchers what Annie Proulx did for small-town newspaper reporters and cowboys
[The] coolest of cool... a quirky and memorable debut
Brimming with unusual characters and hilarious idisoyncracies... Kimberling shows much promise