grotesque and brilliant.'
-- Guardian Weekend Review
'An absolute tour de force...the voices are
pitch-perfect...confidently writerly...a (mostly) remarkable collection.'
-- Sunday Herald
'This smutty, macabre collection exudes compelling energy.' -- Daily Mail
'Welsh proves a farceur of some distinction' -- Sunday Times
'When the strange chemistry of Irvine's fiction boils at the right
heat, there are still very few writers who can touch him.' -- Independent on Sunday
`...this sees Welsh in typically irreverent form...'
-- Vogue: Rev'd Charlotte Sinclair.
`When a book comes with a disclaimer addressed to the entire
population of Cowdenbeath, you know it will be worth reading... blackly
comic as hell.' -- Time Out
`sickly hilarious' -- Arena