A rollercoaster journey through a landscape most honest, decent people wouldn't know existed . . . sparklingly witty, immensely profound . . . it should be read as a matter of urgency
The most expansive, ironical and funny novel of the series
The popularity of Arnott's work rests on his fluent, readable style and strong storytelling. While challenging the hype surrounding the genre, he avoids hypocrisy by stopping just short of glamorising his subject matter.
Arnott delivers a beacon-bright satire . . . a literary triumph
Arnott's satire is right on the money
'Arnott's clever, style-conscious book is brutally authentic, yet at the same time ironically "knowing", with an almost satirical attitude to gangster entertainment and the cult of criminal celebrity. Its total readability consolidates his status as a blue-chip crime writer'.
Arnott has a sharp sense of humour and a real concern for the consequences of crime on his characters and society.
Arnott is both witty and gritty.