'This is Hornby's best book since fever pitch'
'You can't help but get along with Nick Hornby's books. They look at you straight in the eye and, in voices that never strain for effect, tell you likeable truths about lives that are, if you're honest, probably not unlike your own.'
'Hornby is a writer of almost breathtaking talent, out there on his own among the modern male novelists, and is the most unladdish of men.'
Night & Day
'...enormously readable and ultimately powerful.'
'Perceptive and funny, this is a classic slice of Hornby's humanity.'
'a bitingly clever novel of ideas [How to be Good] leaves you not knowing whether to laugh or cry ... [a] profound, worrying, hilarious, sophisticated, compulsive novel'
The Sunday Times
'Hornby's prose is artful and effortless, his spiky wit as razored as a number-two cut ... his dialogue sings with empathy for the discordant voices of ordinary, struggling humanity.'
'Nick Hornby's latest novel pins you in your armchair and won't let go. Eating, drinking, bathing all took second place while I was reading this book.'
Christopher Bray, The Mail on Sunday
'The leading light of lad literature puts his ample talents to the test with his first female narrator in this fully modern morality fable. Witty, satirical and wonderfully redolent of Gore Vidal's Kaiki, Hornby's writing here is stronger than ever.'
'If you like your books dripping with sarcastic wit and aren't embarrassed about squawking with un-PC laughter this one's for you.'
'Hornby is wickedly funny as he exposes the desire of the guilt-ridden, privileged north Londoner to feel better by doing good.'
'A witty and thought-provoking read.'
'The mad/lad hybrid has ditched the terraces and turntables for a doctor's surgery and the dilemmas of modern morality…[ How to be Good ] is observed with Hornby's characteristic humour.'
'Hornby's novel…is an engaging and entertaining read and by the end of it at least, you will know that you are not alone in your dyspeptic hatred of your fellow man.'
'...a good, dark, espresso-strength comedy that nobody else could have written.'
'If you're already an admirer of Nick Hornby, you won't be disappointed with his latest fictional offering....Humorous and somtimes moving, it's definitely worth a read.'