• "This novella is the best thing Martin Amis has done in fiction for years: very complex, very forceful, startling in the amount of ground it covers, and densely and intelligently put together"

    Sam Leith, Literary Review
  • "An ambitious feat...the result is brilliant"

    Catherine Merridale, Independent
  • "It is difficult not to be impressed by this compact tour de force... Amis has produced a memorable novel and a memorable protagonist"

    Toby Lichtig, Observer
  • "A singular, unimpeachable triumph"

    The Economist
  • "Unmistakably Amis's best novel since London Fields...a slender, moving novel, streaked with dark comedy"

    Robert MacFarlane, Sunday Times