• "Majestic, scurrilous and scabrous... Raven's novels are joyous in their characterisation, wit and erudition....truffling in the fertile fields of soldiery, academia, business, politics and publishing. Raven's world - the upper middle class and upper class - is peopled by some of the vilest, funniest characters in English literature."

  • "A ready made cult waiting to be discovered"

  • "A truly powerful vision of evil and corruption. This is an achievement which can hardly be dismissed as mere entertainment"

    Times Literary Supplement
  • "Exciting, sleazy, cynical and funny... Indulgently bizarre sex scenes rub shoulders with sharply observed human dilemmas and relentlessly exposed psychological and political manipulation"

    Sunday Times