• "Martin Amis at his best... Wonderful... Extravagantly funny"

  • "As clever and convincing as ever"

    Sunday Telegraph
  • "[There] are moments of magical vigilance and great emotional delicacy, intimations of a quite different kind of writer that Amis could be, or would be, perhaps, were it not for the demands of his devastating comic gift"

  • "Mind tinglingly good... He seems to have guessed what you thought about the world, and then expressed it far better than you ever could... Here is a novel to silence the doubters...Amis has found a subject to match the tessellated polish of his style"

  • "'Lucid... Daring... A blissful antidote to the arrhythmic stylelessness of so much contemporary fiction"

    Time Out