• "I began Under the Frog on a crowded double decker in a London traffic jam...and soon found myself laughing like an idiot... It is a triumph...painfully moving, it is also uproariously funny"

  • "A remarkable first novel"

    Daily Telegraph
  • "Original and impressive... Sharp, funny and moving"

  • "A quite wonderful book... He takes a serious subject....and is seriously funny about it...the result is plausible, insolent, sophisticated and hungry... Glorious!"

    Michael Hoffman
  • "A funny, slangy, tragic, impeccably researched romp... A richly convincing line-up of skivers, copulators, opportunists and, above all, survivors in the face of oppression"

    Independent on Sunday