• "Irvine Welsh is in a class of his own...[his books have] a seething life in them that rivets attention and an inventiveness with story and language that continually amuses and amazes"

  • "It is an exquisitely paced black comedy. It has clever and funny things to say. There was a rumour that Welsh's last novel, Porno was to be his last. You'll be glad it wasn't"

    Evening Standard
  • "Flickers with the dynamism, black humour and imaginative bravado that is Welsh at his best"

    Financial Times
  • "An outrageous and exhilarating foul-mouthed book"

    Sunday Times
  • "Vintage Welsh: Brilliant, graphic, with frequent forays into the grotesque"

    Sunday Tribune