Johnson calls FEAST DAYS "an expansive book tangling big ideas on class and race, marriage and politics . . . one cannot help but read on."
She says: "Ian MacKenzie writes about cities with the same verve and vigour as Salman Rushdie and Zadie Smith. Reading his books, it does not seem that he loves cities - rather, that he is compelled by them: their dirtiness, their contrasts, their hidden edges. . . . There is also a delight in words that is wonderful to read, a delicious speed to the prose. FEAST DAYS is not a thriller, but reads a little like one, moving swiftly from one kind of experience to the next with brutal, dazzling effect."