THE THIRD NOVEL BY TOMISLAV ZAJEC BRINGS AN EXCITING CHAIN STORY ABOUT SEVERAL FAMILIES FROM ZAGREB AND THEIR MUTUALLY INTERTWINED RELATIONS, WHICH CULMINATE BY A TRAGIC EVENT ON A ROOF IN ZAGREB.
Finalist of the Jutarnji List Award for the best work of prose fiction in 2006
#2 on Top best-sellers list, December 2005
On the seventh place of best books in 2005 according to Jutarnji list
Supported by his theatre experience, Zajec managed to give the characters convincibility that can rarely be seen in domestic writing. Additional convincibility of the surrounding and events has been somewhat rocked by an extraordinary amount of dark events which Zajec gathered in one place. Taking into consideration seemingly shiny life facade of his heroes, as well as current significance of the issues that Zajec bravely touches upon, Cannibals could be called a very dark, postmodern Zagreb soap opera that each person should watch more than once.
Jelena Gluhak, Vijenac
Each story is a space within which the storytellers bring different ways of subdued resistance to external events and people whose actions and life style devour and lacerate them, and against which they are unable to fight. This is entirely a novel of character, and the readers have the opportunity to sink into twelve intimate stories by trying to understand them all the way through.
Helena Sablić Tomić, Vjesnik
On the level of psychological portraits of the characters Zajec shows refinement that can rarely be seen in domestic writing. Only by this novel, psychologically and topically more complex than the others, and similarly virtuously structured and written, Tomislav Zajec affirmed himself as definitely one of the most interesting Croatian writers.
Gordana Crnković, Feral Tribune
Zajec and his enviable story-telling concentration, which is manifested in composing a story of individual, fragmentary recounts of different storytellers could have been even more successful here than in previous works. It is fascinating how Zajec managed to skillfully intertwine the stories of characters in which they are catalysts of tragedy one to another, and in fact their main cause.
Jagna Pogačnik, Jutarnji list