"A satirical tour de force. An ambitious Gormenghast-like fable shuttling between the dystopian present and the dystopian future. Breathtaking plot, vital characters and an outstanding use of language."
"Self's Oscar Wilde imitation is an affectionate homage to the shocking brilliance of the original Dorian. Self warps Wilde's decadent vision into a clever comedy and dark study of AIDS and addiction."