"Brilliant...laugh-out-loud enjoyable. The sharpest, funniest, rudest account of a trouble teenager coming-of-age since The Catcher in the Rye."
"Effortlessly cool and very funny" Metro
"Perfectly pitched...transplants The Catcher in the Rye to south Wales...Dunthorne can make you laugh like you did during double physics on a wet Wednesday afternoon." Observer
"This is a brilliant first novel by a young man of ferocious comic talent. Oliver is the finest teenage narrator since Adrian Mole." The Times
"Adrian Mole for adults, with a much more complicated protagonist, truer to life and infinitely funnier" Big Issue
"Excellent...the wonderful, Day-Glo certainties of adolescence have rarely been so brilliantly laid out" Indie on Sunday
"A richly amusing tale of mock GCSEs, sex, death and challenging vocabulary...Excruciatingly funny incidents and cracking gags." Time Out
"Oliver is surely the most charming adolescent borderline sociopath since Martin Amis lit up the Rachel Papers with Charles Highway...Heartbreakingly sweet." The Spectator
"Greatly gifted" New York Times Book Review, full review here.
"Supremely funny" Esquire
“Dunthorne commands wordplay like a mature poet and imagines foreplay like a teenage boy.” The Financial Times
“… a career that promises to be more prolific, contemporary and spirited than Nick Hornby’s.” The Globe and Mail
"This absolutely winning debut novel isn't so much a coming-of-age tale as it is a reflection on what it means to be a certain age and of an uncertain mind." LA Times