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"Bells clanging, lights aflash, the plot's ball bangs and rebounds.... A wonderful and wonderfully funny book."
"Writing with exceptional wit and wry insight... a skewed hybrid of Huxley and Vonnegut that... surpasses both in amusement value. Beautiful Soup is Brave New World sent through an irreverent spin cycle and populated by a cast of lovably eccentric rebels whose caustic commentary exposes the hypocritical values not just of supposedly problem-free twenty-first century society but of our own society."
Booklist (American Library Association)
"Soup's an incisive, wry social satire that so perfectly snares its targets... all the biggies... with such depth of emotion and pure lucidity it's only after one's awe has slightly diminished that one feels the idiot grin spread across his or her face. So don't dawdle!"
Praise for Harvey Jacobs's Work
"Hypnotized, the reader is compelled to listen."
"Every page—every half page—yields some sudden jolt of comic or lyric observation... He likewise manages to satirize our all-too human foibles and failures without becoming too blackly unforgiving."
—Thomas M. Disch
"His characters are haunting... I have rarely enjoyed finding a writer as much as I have enjoyed my own discovery of Jacobs."
"Quietly amused, wry approach that gives distinction to Mr. Jacobs' work... his dry humor would be hard to improve on."
The Saturday Review
"The characters who climb Jacobs' ladder are in search of a friend or a lover, but the ladder is shaped like a corkscrew, most of the rungs are missing, and there's no room at the top... Give us more Jacobs."
"Here is an author who sees life clearly and with humor everything there is to know."
"Move over Philip Roth, Mel Brooks, Heironymus Bosch. At last we've got another original... an already master."
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