An novel with extraordinary literary qualities.
Antonio J. Uber, La Opinion, Murcia
The great novel like Camus's The Plague.
Gianluca Veneziani, Libero Quotidiano
Lizoanca is a groundbreaking book written in a style refined and nuanced.
Even the Smallest Detail of the novel is veridical ...
A wonderful story, impeccably written.
Miguel Baquero, La tormenta en a vaso
Doina Rusti is an excellent prose writer, of great talent and intuition; she can have a rude style when needed, but other styles, too: humorous and candid, sarcastic and affectionate towards her characters who are always intense, interesting, ambiguous, original, as the author wants them to be.
I gladly recommned the novel Lizoanca at the age of eleven by Doina Ruști to be granted the Romanian Academy Award for literature.
In my opinion, the confidence, the artistry of portrayal, the exact and original description of the environment, the quest for a subtle epic crescendo, the illusion of stagnation make Doina Ruști a first class prose writer in current literature.
Nicolae Breban, 2011
As regards the literary value of the novel Lizoanca at the age of eleven, I think it is one of the most outstanding in current literature. The narrative intelligence, the fluidity of action, the invariably astonishing eloquence of the text, the shortness, the characters'pithiness, the accuracy of gestures, highly defining within a scene (approached shortly and directly, no introductions, sometimes hardly drafted auctorial reflections) and the way each short chapter enters into the whole - are hall-marks of a great novelist.
Gelu Ionescu, Apostrof, no 10/2009