• "Masterly... The story of an argumentative, and erotic, campus encounter between a philandering cognitive scientist and a recently bereaved novelist... an impassioned intellectual and emotional duel"

    Michael Billington, Guardian
  • "On THINKS: "David Lodge yokes together two warhorses, the campus novel and the novel of adultery, and uses them to pull an old debate - the rival claims of science and art - to tell the truth about life"

    Adam Mars-Jones, Observer
  • "Lodge's wit... like that of Wodehouse, froths around and out of characters"

  • "One of the leading comic writers of his generation"