• He wrote a perfect novel and it changed US culture forever

  • His work meant a lot to me when I was a young person and his writing still sings.

    Dave Eggers
  • It was a very pure voice he had. There was no one like him

    Martin Amis
  • He was the poet of youthful alienation before youth really knew what that was

    Sunday Times
  • Tough-tender... It charts the miseries and ecstasies of an adolescent rebel [in] acidly humorous deadpan satire