"Bloody good.... Simply some of the best writing on modern culture around." -- 'Gay Scotland'
"It bounces on your knee yelling ‘read me, read me. Brutal honesty and razor wit - a perfect feast. Quotable genius." -- Rainbow Network.com
"MAGNIFICENT.... every page has gem-like sentences that Zadie Smith would give her white teeth for." -- Suzi Feay, 'Independent on Sunday'
From the Publisher
"BRILLIANT.... With surgical precision, Mark Simpson peels away the layers of modern masculine culture leaving few (if any) iconic figures unscarred. This book is certain to provoke and likely to offend; we would expect nothing less from one of the most important voyeurs of contemporary man-sex-life. Exhaustive and exhilarating... a must-read for those who long for those who belong and for those who like it wrong."
- Bob Mould, Musician, Songwriter, Producer (Husker Du, Sugar)
"When the culture of sex finally breathes its last Simpson will be there to deliver the eulogy with great zeal. And what a gloriously sardonic and insightful farewell it will be!"
- Glenn Belverio, ‘Dutch’ magazine.
"Setting common sexual sense on its ear, Simpson’s Swiftian proposals strike at an emotion dear to us: sexual desire. His anarchic mission is to free sex from sermonizing, convention, egoism, and cultural bias. But unlike Foucault, his deconstructing weapon is built of ribald humour and pot-shots at pretension. Simpson’s essays produce rancour and hilarious laughter, disbelief and delight. Some call him wonderful, and some call him outrageous, but I call him a true original and you shouldn’t miss this book."
- Bruce Benderson, author of ‘Pretending to Say No’ and ‘User’
"Mark Simpson is a skinhead Oscar Wilde, his bon mots are both alarming and amusing, getting up people's noses and inside their trousers with equal aplomb."
- Philip Hensher, author of ‘The Mulberry Empire’