• "Britain's leading practitioner of black humour"

  • "Tom Sharpe serves up the loudest laughs in literary comedy ... He is the great post-Waugh humorist, the Wodehouse who dares plunge into the bottomless vulgarity and hysteria of our times, and a rattling good companion on a train journey."

    Mail on Sunday
  • "The funniest novelist writing today"

    The Times
  • "Tom Sharpe is back and he's on cracking form"

    Daily Mail
  • "One of the most widely enjoyed comic writers in Britain ... his position at the heart of British comedy is as assured as that of the seaside postcard"