• "A delight: a boisterous, kindly, deep, sweet romp of a thing"

  • "Absolutely beautiful... As far as I'm concerned he's emerging as the William Faulkner of British fiction: somebody who's created a body of work that has not only animated a language but a period and a place... He has this incredible talent"

    Andrew O'Hagan
  • "This is the best Scottish fiction since Lanark"

    Scottish Review of Books
  • "Morally sensitive, exquisitely written and emotionally mature"

  • "If you still haven’t read it from last year, Alan Warner’s The Deadman’s Pedal was out in paperback in this. Read it"

    Janice Galloway, Scotsman