• "A phenomenal writer. He has style as quick and efficient as a flick-knife, and a gift for the grotesque that makes other people's nightmares look like Victorian watercolours"

    Sunday Times
  • "Amis is first-rate; arguing inventing, demonstrating, parodying, being funny and shocking in the same breath"

  • "Amis's introduction to these five stories is a beautifully judged piece of polemic; a carefully reasoned emotionally charged attack on the unthinkable folly of nuclear war - an elegant, funny, moving book"

    Daily Telegraph