• “Mr. Southern has given us a dazzling performance. This is the book of the year.”

    Henry Green, The Observer
  • “A technical masterpiece . . . both maddeningly elliptical and startlingly explicit.”

    The Times
  • “A mad, deft book, subject to the rules of poetry.”

    BBC Radio
  • Flash and Filigree is a very mysterious creation. Black humor? More than that, much more . . . Terry Southern knows how to write!

    William Burroughs
  • Flash and Filigree has an unfailing sense of the ridiculous, heightened by deadpan delivery.” 

  • “The airless, slightly torpid climate of suburban Los Angeles and the speech of its natives is rendered with arresting vividness. Equally compelling are his bizarre protagonists. 

    The New York Times
  •  “Written in dancing prose, Flash and Filigree is startlingly original.”

    Detroit Sunday Times
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