Takes place between the mid-1940s and the mid-1970s, in Brussels, Salisbury, the Congo, the industrial wastes of Lorraine - but the dominant setting is in the titular city - a nightmarish brick grid populated by freaks. Meades has also written "Filthy English" and "Peter Knows What Dick Likes".
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• 'An extraordinary work, peopled by the repellent, dwelling on the vile and yet done with so deft and brilliant a touch: a picnic in the heart of darkness. The writing is clever and complex, multi-layered and funny … What a dark pleasure it is to come across writing that is both luminous and bilious.'
Susan Jeffreys, New Statesman
• 'The English novel needs its senses to be violently deranged, and this piledriver of a book … might just provide a kick-start.'
Elizabeth Young, Independent on Sunday
• 'One admires the virtuosity, the creative nerve that enabled Meades to boldly go where few writers would dare.'
Andrew Clements, Financial Times
• ‘There is no doubt that Pompey is the product of a brilliant mind: one would not, however, wish to dine with its author."
Nick Hornby, TLS
• 'A brilliant blockbuster,"
Melvyn Bragg, Start the Week
• 'If Meades was a racehorse you'd be calling for a steward's enquiry. There's something in his feed which definitely gives him the lot.'
• 'Disgusting and brilliant … written with relentless energy and rhythm, phrase after phrase of this novel is 'highly crafted'.'
Paul Spike, Vogue
• 'With its mutilations, voyeurism, in-jokes, phantasmagoric idiolect and cruel humour, this is a harrowing and quite extraordinary book. It is lurid and ingenious … but so perverse you get to love it.' David Profumo, Daily TelegraphReview:
"He has done for Portsmouth (Portsmouth, for heaven's sake) what Baudelaire did for Paris, Joyce for Dublin and Paul Bowles for Tangier... One of the very best and most absurdly underrated novels of the nineties." (Stephen Fry)
"Disgusting and brilliant – should earn Meades justifiable comparison to Joyce, Celine, Pynchon." (Paul Spike Vogue)
"There is no doubt that Pompey is the product of a brilliant mind: one would not, however, wish to dine with its author." (Nick Hornby Times Literary Supplement)
"The English novel needs its senses to be violently deranged, and this piledriver of a book...might just provide a kick-start." (Elizabeth Young Independent on Sunday)
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