‘The sharpest, on the button writing you’ll read all year. Route could soon start taking on a Samizdat level of importance as it quietly ushers in the beginnings of a much needed literary renaissance.’ -  The Big Issue

‘A diverting travelling companion.’ – The Guardian

‘Books that are making critics, and readers, sit up and take notice.’ – Yorkshire Post

‘The most interesting and vibrant publishing house around today.’ – Nottingham Evening Post

‘Gleamed from the length and breadth of the UK, these stories do not disappoint. There is a grittiness to these tales, variously dealing in love, and fading or faded dreams and a commendable lack of adornment and sentimentality in a well-chosen collection.’ – The Glasgow Herald

‘A wry glance at life through a refreshingly honest lens.’ – The Big Issue

‘If you want to keep abreast of current reflections on social change and expose yourself to some top-quality storytelling, this is the book for you.’ – Juice Magazine

‘Route has arrived at a format which could almost be described as a northern Granta. For any broad-minded soul that cares to check it out, it remains hard evidence of a valid literary sensibility beyond London.’  – Artscene

‘Punchy, pithy and darkly humorous.’  -  Liverpool Daily Post

‘A bit like going to a party and meeting one fascinating person after another.’ – Leeds Guide

‘Some of the best stories I have ever read.’ – BBCi

‘These stories drop you right into what’s going on behind the curtains and in the alleys of your own neighbourhood.’ – Bradford Telegraph and Argus

‘The eclectic, the humorous, the heartbreaking, the psychological, the fear and angst are all here in a collection that not only embodies the city but occupies the very soul of the urban landscape.’  -  Inc Writers