Quite easily the wittiest and best chronicler of contemporary life
His comic evocation of place and people and his humane descriptions of Soho's lowlife bring the present and the past effortlessly together. (Claire Allfree, Metro
You stay gripped from the opening paragraph ... It crackles with insight about the nature of sexual obsession
Waterhouse uses Alex's saucer-eyed awareness of "So-oh's" otherness to take the reader on a wistful and gently amusing trawl through the area. Even episodes of sexual perversion and murder are recounted with a deft lightness of touch, though a metropolitan cynicism lurks on the peripheries of this entertaining farce. (Chris Power, The Times
Keith Waterhouse's satire of London life is pin-sharp and teeming with gloriously reprehensible characters. He is one of Britain's finest journalists. SOHO is a timely reminder of how good a storyteller he is. (Simon Shaw, Mail on Sunday
He can be angrily oratorical, bluntly rude, soberly informative, boozily clownish, but cannot stop being very, very funny
A treat for sore brains
With its breakneck pacing and kinetic characters, SOHO captures the ever- morphing nature of the area.
highly entertaining. Rather like a night out in Soho.
A timely reminder of how good a storyteller he is. (Simon Shaw, Mail on Sunday
A tour de force from the creator of Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell and Billy Liar.