"Bukowski - patron saint of degenerate eloquence, of drunken poets, of misogynist romanticism - is majestically rude in this spew-stained opus about his semi-fictional alter ego, Henry Chinaski. This book is wonderful and vicious and visceral and real."
"McMurtry's epic starts off as the story of a cattle drive from Texas to Montana and grows in to a tale of friendship and human individualism, of loss and triumph, of the beauty and brutality and sorrow of the old American West. It is the greatest Western ever written and it will break your heart."
"Robbins is at his best in this hilarious, depraved tale of Agent Switters, a man of high tastes, base appetites, and a love for Finnegan's wake that, at times. passes understanding. "PEOPLE OF ZE WORLD RELAX!""
"As the first of 21 novels, this book introduces Travis McGee, sleuth, salvage expert, and professional beach bum taking cases to pay for the retirement retirement he enjoys taking in installments. This detective series, set in South Florida, is one of the great pieces of modern Crime Noire and one of the best series told under the Florida Sun."