'Ridiculously entertaining'(The Times)
'A deliciously barmy, yet affecting cautionary tale...the considered, pitch-perfect prose of a talented novelist who also happens to have a wildly perverse imagination, and a store of beautifully delivered one-liners.'(Scotsman)
'Among the very few comedians to write fiction which can be taken seriously as literature . . . It's also extremely funny.' (Independent on Sunday)
'Brains, wit and welcome absurdity...there is also a surprising amount of warmth' (Guardian)
'Full of inventive comedy'(Herald)
'Hilariously bonkers' ( Red 2008-11-01)
Wonderfully inventive, darkly funny and thoughtful, MISTER ROBERTS is both an original coming-of-age story and an unusual take on the corrupting influence of power.