• "Wild, brave and funny"

    Sunday Times
  • "Welsh is brilliant at what he does... This is his most readable and memorable novel since Trainspotting"

    Independent on Sunday
  • "His most ambitious, but also his most complete and engaging work to date... arguably, his best book"

    Times Literary Supplement
  • "Full of incident, mad, crackling dialogue, attractively appalling characters and some of the funniest and rudest sex scenes I have read since Philip Roth's Portnoy's Complaint"

    Sunday Times
  • "With razor-sharp dialogue, a powerful odour of ordinary desperation and an incisive understanding of what makes these men's friendship tick, Welsh is at the top of his game"

    The Face