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Reviews

I loved this rollercoaster of a ride into a corrupt, fictitious country that feels only too hideously real. Highly recommended
Deborah Moggach, author of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
A tour de force. A page-dazzler. A dark dream that may come true
Piers Plowright
Take Sacha Baron Cohen, add a twist of Kafka and lace it with Groucho Marx. You're entering the surreal and blackly funny world of Simon Wroe. A brilliant novel by a very special writer
Miranda Seymour
Far funnier than any account of approaching far-right revolution has the right to be. Highly recommended
John Higgs
Scarily prophetic about news, freedom and truth. Whip smart and very funny
Antonia Hodgson, author of The Devil in Marshalsea
'Raucous and inventive, peopled with technicolour characters and savagely funny, Chop Chop announces Simon Wroe as both an heir to Martin Amis and an oven-fresh talent unto himself'
A D Miller on Chop Chop
Depicts the literal underworld of a restaurant kitchen with wit, vigor, and gleeful, necessary profanity
New York Times on Chop Chop
Dark, pungent, twisted, surprising and above all genuinely funny. If you enjoy eating out, don't read this book
William Sutcliffe on Chop Chop
Perfectly baked [with] a rich, gooey pool of dark comedy hiding beneath the surface
Independent on Chop Chop
Brutally funny... Sometimes the truth is so strange it needs to be sautéed in a pan of fiction
Gary Shteyngart on Chop Chop
Dave Eggers channels Anthony Bourdain
Kirkus on Chop Chop
A complete page-turner. Reminiscent of Kitchen Confidential but with an entirely fresh voice that is a pleasure to read
Thomasina Miers on Chop Chop
A greasy, hilarious tale of loyalty, revenge and dark appetites. A gripping look behind the kitchen wall
Shortlist on Chop Chop
Brace yourself for this lively, amusing and alarmingly informative novel
Daily Mail on Chop Chop
A great kitchen novel. From describing the battle-scarred hands of a chef to the overall rhythm that goes into making every plate of food, Wroe . . . makes this ugly world delicious
Book of the Week, Flavorwire, on Chop Chop
Lip-smacking . . . As shocking and witty as it is savage
Vogue on Chop Chop
As resonant as Orwell's 1984
Vine Voice
1984 brought up to date with teenage black humour and hormones
Vine Voice
Clear-eyed and caustic... Nineteen Eighty-Four crossed with Adrian Mole
Daily Mail
Often very funny and always pacy, Wroe's novel is at once a capering Bildungsroman and a serious examination of how easily democracy can crumble if the institutions and morals that keep it robust are attacked
Sunday Times
sets out comically and satirically what can happen when the rules break down
ISLINGTON TRIBUNE
Crammed full of funny lines, dazzlingly perceptive and witty
Claire McGowan, author of the Paula Maguire novels