The Testimony of Taliesin Jones
'Brook's debut novel is one of quiet miracles...implicitly in the marvellous way he is able to convince us of the power of faith.' Sunday Times
'A beautiful meditation on childhood...Brook's voice has been plucked from the babbling tongues of his country and made new.' The Times
'...you'll find yourself seduced by the quiet power of the Welshman's prose, the subtlety of his narrative technique, with its onion-skin layers of meaning, sympathy and revelation.' Time Out
'The accomplished patterns and Brook's easy style form a readable and poetic first novel.' Guardian
'Subtle and sublime. Brook's novel is far out of the ordinary run...' Western Mail.
Jesus And The Adman
'Sharp, neat and highly to the point...recognisably the work of someone who is practiced at expressing himself without waste. There's no denying the pleasure and energy of the pared-down narrative.' Mail on Sunday
'...meets criteria that many contemporary novelists have either forgotten about or simply can not satisfy. The structure is perfect, the characters credible, the plot compelling. There is a rare attention to words, with original and elegant turns of phrase....an entertainment that slides into something darker...the ideas are profound and troubling...' Spectator
'A throughly smart, crafty and delightful novel. It's also a bold one... terribly funny and, finally, both disturbing and moving.' Church Times
...'funny, readable...assured and confident...Brook knows how to pace a story.' Literary Review.
'Among his most obvious qualities as a writer is his sheer readability.' Western Mail.
More Than Eyes Can See
'...sent to find and tell the stories...And tell them he does, with a light, deft touch. Without a trace of mawkishness or sentimentality, Brook sets it out straight... with heartbreaking simplicity.' The Independent.
'He has taken our Western preconceptions and allowed them to be broken down and reformed for us. Not a story about despair...but about how to live a life...' Mail On Sunday
'a remarkable book that brought me face to face with the realities on the ground...' The Catholic Herald