"In these wonderful stories Lafferty unfailingly puts us, in his own words, 'into a different juxtaposition with all things else in the world.' Nobody else does it better. In fact, nobody else does it at all — not like this. Lafferty is one of a kind, a magician of strange images made fleetingly recognizable, of familiar emotions made strange and new and haunting. A delight."
"The stories in IRON TEARS are alive with the strange combination of beauty and inexplicable terror and wonder found only in dreams."
James P. Blaylock
"I love this book [...] Lafferty is our unheralded American García Márquez [...] a word-slinger totally out of sync with today's slim-fast reductive rhetoric; a sly old buzzard who conjures up fables as lurid as Bible stories and tells them in a tornado of words wild enough to drive wood splinters through a windshield."