• "Sparkling might not be the first adjective that springs to mind to describe a novel packed with the concentrated disgust which Dead Babies contains. Nevertheless, Martin Amis's version of the bleak and wrecky future that awaits a sex-and-drug-addicted society is so fizzing with style, so busy with verbal inventiveness, that the adjective is impelled upon one"

    Julian Barnes
  • "Viciously funny, at once a hilarious joke and a technical triumph"

    Financial Times
  • "Very funny, extremely clever"

  • "A fine piece of comic-writing"

    Times literary supplement