“Epstein’s book is so vivid, so exquisite at times, that it feels more like observing Scorsese’s film, ‘My Voyage to Italy’ than reading a memoir. But his voyages go beyond Rome in time and space. Boyhood, family, friendships found and lost – the author’s subjectivity takes us along on a deeply personal voyage. To this Australian reader, it is cinematographic in its colorful detail.”