• "Howard Jacobson is one of the funniest writers alive... His writing pulsates with nerve and edge; it is colossal in its comic precision; at its best it simply tears you apart"

    The Times
  • "Lucky Jim undated... Witty, observant, clever, a first-rate entertainment and something more besides"

  • "Jacobson's humour is unashamedly savage and his jokes as sharp as a switch-blade... comic vitriol worthy of Evelyn Waugh"

    Sunday Express
  • "The funniest book I’ve ever read… Every line is funny in a cutting, clever way"

    Daily Express
  • "Every word of this novel rings true, and nothing is funnier than the truth. But as a master of creating laughter on the edge of pain, Jacobson also likes us to think"