"Starred Review. The use of old-fashioned typography, capitalization, and woodcuts complement the 18th-century prose style, creating an immensely readable, clever, and fun novel." - Publishers Weekly
"This is an Oxbridge pig; you might dub him an oinktellectual, a rational, shrewd observer of flawed humanity. Toby shines light on our human qualities, lending due distance to how we might view them: our capacity for loyalty, friendship, all the deadly sins, curiosity, fear of death, vulnerability and a yearning for recognition, whatever our worth. It is the most ordinary of tales, made extraordinary not by the 'freakishness' of its 'author' but by the humanity. Which is what captivates and touches, and makes the book worth reading." - The Scotsman (UK)
"In prose that manages to be both dense and arch, Toby relates his escape from the butcher's knife with the help of his friend Sam... all good clean fun." - The Times (London)
"Written in a delightfully erudite, faux early 19th century prose... a multi-layered, rumbustious romp which the author pulls off cum laude." - The Observer (London)
"A delicious book. A reminder of the risks, the drama and the quite extraordinary comedy of being born with a snout, four hooves, and a corkscrew tail." - Marie Darrieussecq, author of Pig Tales
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