• "Amis has brought off the feat of satirizing his contemporaries while making them both funny and, in a bizarre way, moving"

    Peter Ackroyd
  • "Scurrilous, shameless and very funny"

    Time Literary Supplement
  • "Extravagantly sexual-highly enjoyable"

    Evening Standard
  • "Amis's arrogantly assured manner is a formidable weapon, spraying the target with disdainful wit, ingenious obscenity, astute literariness, loathing, lust, anxiety and an all-pervading hyper-self-consciousness"