• "As provoking, as amusing and as silver-tongued as anything Vonnegut has written"

    New Statesman
  • "Jailbird has the crackle and snap of Vonnegut's early work - his best since Cat's Cradle. Using the laid-back, ironic voice that has become his stademark, Vonnegut combines fiction and fact to construct an ingenious, wry morality play"

  • "An overtly political novel attacking McCarthyism and Watergate"

    Daily Telegraph
  • "After Vonnegut, everything else seems a bit tame"