Reviews

  • Funny, clever ... and a rollicking good read

    Independent
  • Do believe the hype, buy into it, curl up with it, savour every sentence, then turn around and re-read

    The Times
  • An impressive début, not only for its vitality and verve, but mainly for the sheer audacity of its scope and vision ... an epic tale ... swooping, funny ... it has ambition, wit and is unafraid

    Meera Syal, Express
  • Announces the debut of a preternaturally gifted new writer ... street-smart and learned, sassy and philosophical all at the same time

    The New York Times
  • An astonishingly assured début, funny and serious ... I was delighted

    Salman Rushdie
  • Relentlessly funny ... idiosyncratic, and deeply felt

    Guardian