Reviews

  • Darkly angelic prose... a joy to read, with the final part in particular recalling David Foster Wallace at his best

    Alex Preston, Observer
  • Refreshing . . . Self is never happier than when frolicking in the hinterland between sincerity and performative, winking hyperbole

    TLS
  • One of Britain's most inspired writers offers a no-holds-barred tale of his fascinating life. Spectacular . . . Self delivers a hallucinatory, confessional version of his life

    Kirkus
  • Self's writing has the same technicolour velocity, malign comedy as his best novels

    Claire Allfree, Evening Standard
  • Who else is writing with this much freedom and verve right now?

    Metro
  • One of the most significant literary works of our century

    New Statesman on Phone
  • Intellectually dazzling and emotionally frazzling

    Guardian on Shark
  • Unstoppably entertaining

    The Times on Umbrella