'Sayle shares with [Alan] Bennett the genius for making the mundane fascinating'
If the result is like his other books, it will have a moral centre, there'll be bleak bits - and it will be very funny indeed.
'The brilliant satires on modern life of Alexei Sayle (the only comedian worth his salt as a novelist) are contemporary gems.'
'Being able to wrap up a big moral conundrum with the guise of a fizzing entertainment is a considerable gift...it is wonderfully entertaining and tells us a lot about what it is like to live in 21st century Britain.'
Sayle's book has charm and substance, both as memoir and history.