Wickedly funny. The world of Premier League football has been crying out for merciless satire, and finally it arrives. I doubt Garth Crooks will ever work again.
Like bankers and senior BP executives, footballers are unaccountable until something goes wrong. They represent the worst of what's happened since the 1980s.
Taylor is clearly a very accomplished and witty prose stylist.
As with all good satire, this dystopian vision inspires laughter and loathing in equal measure.
Brilliantly appalling and absurdly fun.