• "A copy should be given out with every bus pass."

    John Sutherland, The Times
  • "A brilliant novel. It is sadly comic and comically sad"

    Anthony Burgess
  • "He was a genuine comic writer, probably the best after P. G. Wodehouse ... He had a lasting influence and was a very good novelist"

    John Mortimer
  • "A bloody funny lovely bloody book... A genius at full throttle"

    Financial Times
  • "In these explicit days, Mr Amis is the laureate of the unsayable, the literary it man"

    Sunday Telegraph