'A confident, no-holds-barred, and bizarrely optimistic story - a fairy tale with plenty of heart.' -- Sunday Business Post
'A wonderful take on amoral youth ... Apples is unlike any other novel I've read. Who knows? We may have discovered our J. D. Salinger early. ' -- Financial Times
'Apples is an astonishing debut ... Catcher in the Rye meets the Arctic Monkeys.' -- The Times Magazine
'Crass, graphic, funny and unnerving ... a frighteningly recognisable glimpse into a particular experience of adolescence.' -- Guardian
'Dazzling ... I loved Apples ... If I were an adolesent, I'd read and re-read [it] until it fell apart.'
'Heartbreaking, honest and accurate ... a tough, explicit yet tender coming-of-age story.' -- thelondonpaper
'It's one of the best books I've ever read about being young, working-class and British.'
-- Irvine Welsh
'The moment I started reading I was hooked ... Milward writes with ferocious, infectious energy [and] sharp, black wit.' -- Mail on Sunday
Apples by Richard Milward is a shocking, tender and funny debut novel from a twenty-one year old, telling the story of housing estate teens Adam and Eve.