• "They make me cry with laughter ... I think he's one of the great geniuses"

    Daily Mail
  • "Tom Sharpe is in top form ... outrageously funny ... Left-wing academics, right-wing capitalists, true-blue country gentry, workers, peasants, police and lawyers - all take custard pies full in the face in this boisterous knockabout farce"

    The Listener
  • "A novelist who has broken out of the pack, established a wholly distinctive style ... such a keen eye for the ridiculous and marvellous ability to puncture it"

  • "An immense gift for social satire ... the action is unflagging"

    Daily Telegraph
  • "There’s almost no one funnier"