RaveThe Boston GlobeWith The Heavenly Table, Pollock returns with another deranged, blood-soaked tale, but because of its technical prowess and contemplation of weighty ideas, it’s his best work yet ... Part Western, part folk tale, part Southern Gothic, The Heavenly Table is all Pollock — scatological, brutal, and bawdy ... The author pulls back from the outright exploitation of characters. Shot through the cracks of their general debasement and idiocy is their humanity ... A striking technical aspect is the thumbnail biography Pollock offers every character.
B. A. Shapiro
PositiveThe Boston GlobeThis novel belongs to the 'brainy thriller' subgenre, in the vein of Dan Brown and Michael Crichton’s work. But it has more emotional ballast and is more skillfully written than what one customarily finds.
PanThe Boston GlobeThe pacing is superb and, as I read, I kept thinking how grateful I am to writers who can make me laugh. I just also wanted to feel affected. While I marveled at the author’s technique, I cannot assert that he illuminated a corner of existence for me.