“A reader who delights in succulent phrase, the zest of word play and a saucy paragraph must fall on each new work of Anthony Burgess with ravenous appetite. . . . Burgess at his most characteristic, craziest.” (Washington Post)
“One of Burgess’s most important and experimental works.” (Andrew Biswell - Daily Telegraph)
“Alive, lush, lyric, human, witty and wildly comic.” (Nation) --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.