• Excellent-Beard is a hugely playful novelist-Dry Bones is scabrous and profane, but also very human in a good way, and probably a little bit profound too

    Independent on Sunday
  • A roller-coaster philosophical journey of Stoppard-like brilliance-Combining angst and farce in equal measure, Dry Bones is a very English comedy: Graham Greene meets David Lodge

    Glasgow Herald
  • One of the most ingenious, resourceful and entertaining novelists in England

    Philip Hensher
  • 'Beard's writing can be breathtaking'

    Daily Telegraph
  • 'Richard Beard's prose is dry, nonchalant and fluent'

    Times Literary Supplement

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