'A seriously funny writer and the wittiest musician since Ronnie Scott ... We're lucky Gilad Atzmon is around.' Robert Wyatt 'A panoply of convincing, crazed and comic voices. A dramatic and entertaining satire and a welcome left-field look at Israeli self-identity.' Nicholas Blincoe 'A biting satire on Jewish identity, Zionist politics and sex.' The Observer 'A fusion of anti-Israeli conspiracy theory and adolescent sexual farce - Mordechai Vanunu meets 'American Pie' - which involves crynogenically maintained war criminals, Mossad agents, and a trumpeter who can bring women to orgasm just by playing a single note.' Time Out 'An Israeli who prefers to be labeled a Palestinian, a Jew who calls himself an ex-Jew, a saxophonist and clarinetist, novelist, philosopher and airline pilot manque, Atzmon is, it's safe to say, a bit different.' The Independent 'A blackly comic satire about a Jewish jazz trumpeter caught up in the world of Israeli espionage.' The Bookseller 'Catch 22 meets Only Fools and Horses.' Jazz Review 'A remarkable romp ... compulsive stuff.' Jazzwise 'Atzmon hits the right note ... a refreshing, quirky satire laced with plenty of the absurd.' The Morning Star
About the Author
Gilad Atzmon is a world-acclaimed Jazz saxophonist and composer. A member of the Blockheads, he also fronts the Orient House Ensemble (winner of BBC Jazz 'Album of the Year' 2003). His first novel Guide to the Perplexed was published in 2001. He lives in London in 'self-exile' from his native Israel.