Vivid, splashy and mesmerising
The ability to evoke compassion and sympathy for a character, to make you feel part of their destiny is what makes "My Friend Leonard" so engaging.
Frey is in a class of his own in inventive, idiosyncratic style
My Friend Leonard is a most rewarding experience.
Picassos and promise, racketeering and respect ... a stark and moving tribute to a complicated but loyal goodfella
An extraordinary tale of life after prison with a dangerous, delightful friend
When a book proves difficult to put down, you know you're on to a good thing.
A sobering and fascinating account of one of the darkest periods of England's history.
He takes you inside his world of pain, and it's like a small, brightly lit cell ... Life, Frey tells us, is pretty disturbing and weird when you're out of your head. But try living it sober
When a book proves difficult to put down, you know you're on to a good thing
My Friend Leonard will go some way to cementing his reputation as one of the finest young writers around.
'Beautiful, sad, potent, irresistible'
The idea of reading about the road to recovery of someone whose lifestyle I could neither condone nor understand didn't inspire me at all. WRONG!!! Within two pages all prejudice was forgotten and I immediately felt an empathy with the main character.'