RaveThe Guardian\"Dennis-Benn has drawn each of her characters confidently, never shying from the fact that their choices are both problematic and necessary for survival in a town that is disappearing beneath their feet ... While desire, value and exploitation are themes that run throughout the book, Here Comes The Sun ultimately becomes a meditation on the perversion of love, and the unscrupulous means to attain it ... That is the paradox of paradise, as Dennis-Benn illustrates it here: the beautiful resort surrounded by squalor, the striving of the poor classes riddled with complications of its own. And happiness or love – sweetness– is just within grasp but rots when neglected.\
PositiveThe GuardianThe book lives in the tension between the broad sweep of that history and the specific havoc it wreaks. Samori’s physical safety, like that of every young black man in America, is still an endangered thing in 2015. Coates tackles that subject with both love and dread ... I am in near-total agreement with Coates’s view of this world we share. Yet I did wonder where the stories of black women feature in all this death and plunde ... In fact, Between the World and Me doesn’t aspire to anything so large – or vague – as 'overcoming' or 'transcending' race to defeat racism. It is simply about surviving, and remembering. Coates’s preoccupation is not with saving the soul of America. It’s urging it, to borrow a phrase you see around a lot lately, to 'stay woke.'