'A queasily entertaining carnival of art and self-destruction.' -- FT Magazine
'All of Thewlis's vigour and his prose is pungent and splendidly sweary can't relive [Hector's] downward trajectory...Recklessly, exhausingly energetic.'
-- Art Quarterly
'The novel gains in its conviction as Hector's life starts to unravel, and its conclusion is hideous and merciless'
'Thewlis has a driving, spiky prose style and a way with blackly comic scenarios.' -- New Statesman
'Thewlis has an eye for grotesque minutiae and, unsurprisingly for an esteemed actor, a real feel for dialogue and wordplay.'
-- The List
'Thewlis...has successfully transferred his talents to the page, displaying a sharp ear for dialogue and a scabrously satiric prose style.' -- Daily Mail
'[Thewlis] great debut novel is a wry account of a spoilt middle-man's collapse.' -- InStyle
'hugely inventive and entertaining tale...often laugh-out-loud funny. An exceptionally fine debut.' -- Morning Star
'wonderful entertainment...a funny and successful satire of the contemporary art world...written with a black and cynical honesty.' -- Observer