Tibor Fischer reviews The White King in the Guardian.

“Dragomán’s work is an intriguing mixture. The White King is his second novel, published in 2005, but the first to appear in English. It’s narrated by 11-year-old Djata, whose father has been seized by the security forces and is believed to be in a camp.

The novel won awards in Hungary, and it’s easy to see why. It’s the Just William books teamed up with Nineteen Eighty-Four; a superb novel about childhood, schooldays and gang fights, but one that manages to put the world of the adults firmly into focus as well.”

You can read the full review here.