• "Can a book be too funny? Tom Sharpe's [The Midden] might just be. Too much laughing is required..."

    New York Times
  • "One of our best contemporary comic writers- very, very funny"

    Birmingham Evening Mail
  • "A major craftsman in the art of farce"

    Evening Standard
  • "He is funny, bitter, a danger to his public and should be applauded wildly by all right-thinking men and women"

  • "There is almost no one funnier"