"Several weeks after finishing No Man’s Land, I find that the characters have stayed with me...The details of their everyday lives on both sides of the Wall are fascinating; it’s clear that the author was not only present but observing closely. His description of the night the Wall came down is particularly vivid. Highly recommended!"
"In reading the book, I felt the characters come alive and that for better or for worse they were my companions as I experienced an important, thrilling -- and for some tragic -- moment in the history of the 20th century as the established world order dissolved... I thoroughy enjoyed the book and heartily recommend it to anyone who is interested in that time and place."
"Germany is a fascinating and difficult place, and Califra's vivid, detailed reconstruction of life in the divided and then united Germanies is really, really interesting, and he raises many very human, insightful issues. This is a novel that history buffs will find fascinating, but anyone with an interest in post-War Europe or, indeed, the stresses cultural divides bring should read this book."