• "Tom Sharpe has now turned his weapons of comic destructiveness onto that sitting target or lame duck: the literary world"

  • "Mr Sharpe constructs his plot with immense care. He also, more to the point, has a nice line in lewd jokes. I understand that this sort of thing isn't to everybody's taste, but I laughed out loud"

    Guy Bellamy, Punch
  • "Individual blend of robust farce and deeply cutting satire"

    The Listener
  • "Tom Sharpe is the funniest novelist writing today"

    Philip Howard, The Times