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Reviews

  • There is a chortle-inducing moment on almost every page... Dunthorne is not only one of contemporary fiction's funniest voices but also one of its most generous and perceptive

    The Irish Times
  • Dunthorne is a superbly economical writer... He is also properly funny. There are several snort-through-your-nose moments. But throughout, the novel's comedy is always balanced by insight and poignancy

    Observer
  • The Adulterants is thrust-the-book-at-the-person-next-to-you hilarious

    New Statesman
  • Joe Dunthorne is one of our best young writers

    Metro
  • Bristles with a deliciously sour, dyspeptic humour and is excellent at skewering the lifestyle habits of a liberal-minded middle-class

    Daily Mail
  • Perfectly formed... a pin-sharp skewering of a certain type of modern urban thirtysomething male, trapped in a protracted adolescent state. It's one not to be missed

    Bookseller
  • The Adulterants, from its punning title onwards, is brilliantly knowing about its knowingness. It knows the only way we'll tolerate a narrator as annoying as Ray is to punish him for the very virtues that make him a good narrator - nosiness and eloquence

    Guardian
  • A sharp satire of contemporary London and the modern urban male

    Tatler
  • Blisteringly funny and brimming with caustic charm - a joyous diagnosis of our modern ills that made me laugh out loud even when it was breaking my heart

    Paul Murray
  • Dark, beautifully wry, and side-splittingly excruciating, The Adulterants is a triumph of voice and vision

    Tea Obreht

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