"Each sentence is tough and unbreakable but keenly observed and snatches of gallows’ humour peek through. More than that, ray is believable and bloody enjoyable."
"less a work of outsider fiction and more a state of the nation address."
“Reminds me of Hubert Selby Jr or Charles Bukowski... I strongly suggest devouring this book”
"a gloriously miserable document of modern life! Buy it"
"A bleak, unforgettable and page-turning read"
"The literary equivalent of a smack to the jaw. And it made for two very satisfying nights of reading. I was left a little sleepless by the end, wanting more, but relieved that the ride was over all the same."
"a kick to the shins of a homogenized, pastel existence, it never has time to become repetitious or boring itself; a brisk shockwave, like being tossed into a pool of ice water, and over in an instant."
"u.v.ray is truly an outsider, yet he's also a member of a club for which he has no desire to belong; a club that includes greats such as Bukowski, Fante, and Salinger"