‘Fielding with knobs on
. . . a twentieth-
Tom Jones.’
                        Literary Review

Cover by
Pedro Friedeberg

    ‘Dudley Dennis is the most repulsive and terrifying fictional creation I have come across for years . . . What redeems the book, and even its author’s extremely unpleasant imagination, is the fierce honesty of it.’
                                                                       Bernard Levin, Sunday Times


‘An increasingly horrific black humour marks out The Underbelly as a masterpiece of suburban satire.’
                     Nick Drake, Hampstead & Highgate Express



‘ . . . a wonderful accumulation of scenes at the close of the world.’
                Angus Wilson