Okri's tale is to do with finding inner peace, self discovery and urges the reader to grasp and live life. It places the soul above all else in terms of importance. It is ironic that the journey's initial aim was to take away the main character's feelings of insignificance and 'invisibility'. The reader soon becomes aware that things that are invisible are the most beautiful. That love, faith and sacrifice are much more meaningful than aything we can see or touch. This is just one of the themes - for me, there is much to read into this beautiful book, its biggest achievement is that it really is open for interpretation and can be read on many levels.
--From a May 24, 2004 review (anonymously posted by 'A reader') on Amazon.