"A painful, funny, humane, novel: beautifully written, addictively
readable and so confident
-- The Times
"Haddon floats insights sculpted, delicate and precise as origami on currents of offbeat wit." -- Jennie Renton, Sunday Herald
"a convincing, if blackly comic, study of suburban life"
-- The Good Book Guide
"perfect medicine easy to swallow, a touch formulaic, but nipping the nerve and hitting the truth" -- Tom Adair, Scotsman
"simultaneously riotously funny, profoundly insightful and deeply poignant" -- Julie Wheelwright, Scotland on Sunday
Chosen by Mark Gatiss.
-- The Sunday Herald Books of the Year.
`A delight to read... touching and genuinely funny'
-- Word Magazine, 19 October, 2006
-- Metro - Best Fiction of 2006
The most keenly awaited book of the year - the brilliant new novel by the author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time.