• "A gruesome romp through the canon of human wickedness"

    The Times
  • "Fry isn't just a good writer as comedians go - he's a great writer by the standards of any British contemporary... gleaming and wit-fuelled... It keeps you simultaneously gripped and chuckling throughout."

  • "A Count of Monte Cristo for the generation... Whatever Stephen Fry does, he has it - that rare, unlearnable quality. When he speaks you listen. When he writes, you read."

    Literary Review
  • "Stylish... written up with zest and humour... a page-turner and full of fun"