• "A literary road movie...veers from hilarious to horrific"

    Daily Mail
  • "Allusive, intelligent, and very funny; comedy in the service of entertainment"

  • "Memorable and often startlingly beautiful"

    Scotland on Sunday
  • "Unusually for a comic novel, it grips like a thriller and has some page-turningly tense moments... a significant book, as well as an eccentric one"

    Daily Telegraph
  • "A reading experience that evokes contemporary China with absurdist exactitude"

    Financial Times