"Teasing echoes of real people… John's success in capturing the tone of American politics… rather in the way that The West Wing does… Quite brilliant, quite a devious twist…It is bigger than real life… more than a rattling good thriller. It will keep you biting your nails, and staying up to finish one more chapter."
"... more than a book about a presidential race, more than a tour de force of blind alleys and intrigue. It defines the best tradition of thriller writing, with knife-edge moments and arresting prose, a cut above the usual airport novel... [Green's] ability to transport his readers into unfamiliar worlds, peopled by characters who are often out of time and place, that makes his narratives not just appealing, but confronting."
The Australian Financial Review
"... It is a gripping political thriller which moves at a cracking pace and is, quite simply, impossible to put down... a suspenseful and thrilling page-turner... Green keeps us guessing until the very end... Born to Run has all the ingredients to set Green even further on the path to international repute as a compelling writer of master thrillers."
P. J . O'Rourke
"A spectacular political thriller... it kept me up nights"
ABC Radio 612
"A cracking political thriller... Green's meticulously researched novel draws readers in from the outset... the action is relentless as the past-paced plot heats up... It all makes for a tense series of chapters leading up to a terrific climax. VERDICT: Fast-paced plot and well-written."
The Daily Telegraph
The Reading Room
"WARNING: Fasten your seatbelts & please remain seated for the duration of this thrilling ride... you'll find it impossible to put down"
"...thrill-a-minute saga... Green keeps you guessing."
Big Orange Chair
"A really fast paced suspense thriller...Don't start it at 10pm unless you are prepared for a very long night/early morning because it is really difficult to put down... A slick lean pacy read...Right from page 1 the action begins... "
Michael Rakusin, Hale & Iremonger
"It's what used to be called a 'ripping yarn'. The pace is cracking and it's a great read."
"I'm in awe of Green's ability to construct such a complex web in his mind and then transfer it to paper in a way that is convincing, unpredictable and seamless... and I loved the ending... A great read."