• "He is arguably the finest comic novelist working in Britain today. Indeed, he may just be finest comic anything working in Britain right now... Canter's prose is achingly is also vital, acute, literary and oddly moving."

  • "Jon Canter is a north London Woody Allen. I haven't laughed so much in years - and then I realised that I had felt and thought hard too"

  • "A wise cracking monologue... laugh-a-line funny but in the tradition of jewish humour, [it] touches a serious issue"

    Financial Times
  • "A very funny, intelligent novel about being a failure"

  • "Well observed, warm humour... perfect parody"

    The Times