• "Caustic and entertaining"

    Sunday Times
  • "Sharply observed and always entertaining"

  • "This is an impressive debut: a good story, well told, great characters, with sardonic, knowing digs at the youthful pretention...clever, wry and often hilarious"

    Time Out
  • "Well-written, tremendously confident"

    Irish Independent
  • "Characters that leap out at you like figures in a pop-up book. Joseph O'Connor's first novel suggests he is bound for fame"