• "Hawes has developed into a prolifically inventive and increasingly subtle satirist. Though the current novel features all his regular trademarks - black humour, sharp dialogue and a plot that goes off with all guns blazing in every respect - one senses that this book is also Hawes's homage to one of the great academic satires of the last century, Malcolm Bradbury's The History Man"

  • "Very witty... Both laddish and slyly intelligent, Hawes has his cake and eats it"

    Daily Telegraph
  • "Terrific black satire"

    Toby Clements, Daily Telegraph
  • "Hawes scatters pellets of satirical wit on the twitchy paranoia of the ageing liberal"