“Amis’s backwards world is rigorously imagined. It is a world of pathos and cruel hilarity…but the crux, the test of his vision, is what he does with Auschwitz.” -- Guardian
“Extraordinary…Ironic inversion is essentially a comic device, but its trickery here yields results that are rigorously grave.” -- Independent on Sunday
“Amis’s most daring and ambitious novel.” -- Daily Telegraph
'A daring and ambitious novel' (Daily Telegraph
) that was shortlisted for the Booker Prize.