Amelia Atlas reviews The White King in The Barnes and Noble Review:

“In the world of György Dragomán, it is hard to pinpoint the moment when humor begins to seep into horror. The war games of children, with combat helmets made from stew pots and machine guns of PVC pipes, are steeped in violence; schoolyard lots are casually drawn from gas masks rather than hats. In his debut novel, translated from the Hungarian by Paul Olchváry, Dragomán ventures into the bleak Eastern bloc of his childhood and emerges with a work so guileless that it manages to be both charming and gutting at once.”

The full review is here.