“A master storyteller.” —The Guardian

“Niccolò Ammaniti has been widely praised for his bone-chilling stories about adolescent boys on the verge of manhood. . . . In As God Commands, Ammaniti . . . visits familiar territory with his customary skill and bravado. . . . One can’t help but be enthralled by [Ammaniti’s] keen insights into the degradations that mar so many familial relationships.” —Elaine Margolin, The Denver Post

As God Commands . . . is as gritty as it is suspenseful. . . . [Ammaniti has] immense gifts for pacing, psychological clarity, and singular detail. His steely, quick-moving prose suits his unsavory material—he’s in and out like a knife thrust.” —Regina Marler, Los Angeles Times