• "After a while you begin to wish you lived in Richard Russo's world"

    Sunday Times
  • "A funny and clever novel"

    Times Literary Supplement
  • "The author has never been funnier. It is a testament to Russo's skill and originality that Straight Man often seems as fresh as if it were the first of its sort"

    Literary Review
  • "Sentence by sentence Richard Russo shows that his is an eminently accomplished comic talent"

    The Times