„Burnout“ is a masterly-written novel about the conflict between a misfit and the devastated reality of Serbian transition, a tragic story of a man who found himself surrounded by the walls on all sides and disappeared in the flame of his own weakness.
“Burnout confirms Matic as an author interested in the component of modernity which disturbs the consciousness, which does not entertain an illusion of eternal harmony, and which sparks off rebellion. What provokes in this novel, pulsating under its surface, is a delayed effect which continues to spread after we read the last page. If a book can give us such pleasure, it deserves our recognition.”
Marija Nenezić, Polja
“Burnout explores the possibilities of an artistic expression in the contemporary world, questioning the purpose of art in the digital era. However, no matter how thorough this interpretation may seem, it obscures other important meanings in the text. This book is also a campus novel, a family novel, a postmodernist novel, an existential novel, and a romance. It can be interpreted in more ways than we can assume based on its word count. […] And when you become aware of all those questions after three or four hours of intense reading, you will be satisfied. I certainly was.”
Vladimir Arsenić, E-Novine