‘An impressive debut ... hip and clever ... a perfect send-up.’
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
‘Racy ... a sardonic case study on the industry that rules our lives.’
'A perfectly executed triple play.'
'One of the best books of the year.'
Los Angeles Times
'Syrup could easily become a cult classic, the excellent pacing and Barry's quick turn of prose had made this an instant favourite in my bookcase.'
Kimberley Allsopp, Media Culture
'Syrup is a novel about appearances. Barry brings up through the facades of advertisements and media, with translucent characters who value only money and success, I can see why Syrup won applause in the US market.'
Andrew Voogel, Sun Herald
‘Savage satire... a punchy, witty yarn.’
The Adelaide Advertiser
‘Hurtles along at breakneck speed ... genuinely hip.’
'Max Barry's Syrup is a slick satire that careers through the cut-throat world of corporate marketing. Syrup is fast-paced and funny, written in easily digestible sound bites.'
‘Snappy prose, hale humour and (a) left-field approach.’
‘A light-hearted, fun read.’
The Daily Telegraph
'The pace never falters in this hilarious deadline-driven comedy ... in a word: brilliant.'
Shari Tagliabue, Townsville Bulletin
'Seductively hip ... wickedly funny.'
‘You can't put Syrup down.’