"The reader must cope with a giddily written Table of Instructions which explains that 'Hopscotch' consists of two books....And yet, if he succumbs to apathy with this foreknowledge, he will deny himself the opportunity to read the most brilliant novel in years. [The book] is hard going. Deliberately. It is a spiraling, convulsive, explosive universe of a novel...And if it does not render every other novel written about a search for meaning obsolete, 'Hopscotch' certainly emphasizes their inadequacy...The most magnificent novel I have ever read, and one to which I return again and again."Cortázar, Julio is the author of 'Hopscotch', published 1987 under ISBN 9780394752846 and ISBN 0394752848.