• 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

  • 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

  • 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?

  • 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

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