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Reviews

  • A genuinely funny book. Not funny in the wry-smirk way of so many 'comic' novels. Actually funny

    Telegraph
  • Glorious . . . A very, very funny novel. If misanthropy's going to come from anywhere it's from a lifetime's confrontation with halitosis

    BBC Radio 4 Saturday Review
  • Funny in the way that only really serious books can be

    Guardian
  • Genuine, funny, tragic and never dull. It'll also leave you flossing with a vengeance

    GQ
  • Smart, sad, hilarious and eloquent . . . a writer at the top of his game and surpassing the promise of his celebrated debut

    Kirkus
  • This is one of the funniest, saddest, sweetest novels I've read since Then We Came to the End. When historians try to understand our strange, contradictory era, they would be wise to consult To Rise Again at a Decent Hour. It captures what it is to be alive in early 21st-century America like nothing else I've read

    Anthony Marra
  • Very funny [and] highly entertaining . . . Josh Ferris is a gifted satirist and very much in touch with the fear and paranoia that undercut US society

    Irish Times
  • Geek-smart prose and wry humour . . . hilarious

    Economist
  • Joshua Ferris has proved his astonishing ability to spin gold from ordinary air . . . As brave and adept as any writer out there

    New York Times Book Review
  • It's a pleasure watching this young writer confidently range from the registers of broad punchline comedy to genuine spiritual depth . . . There's a happy side effect to reading the novel, as well: If you're a backslider like I was, it will guilt you into flossing again

    Wall Street Journal

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