Reviews of The Relatively Constant Copywriter
"The book is prim, normal and healthy compared with some that roll off
the conveyor belt these days, in spite of the bizarre nature of the central
trauma and its violent resolution
the comic fantasy comes off and there
is plenty of sexual potential."
------- The Guardian.
"Trevor Hoyle has real comic talent, of a peculiarly English type
repeatedly the dead-pan factual scene spirals off into a crazy world of exaggerated
fantasy. The method is controlled, and with artistic restraint becomes a technique
of sustained comic power. His observation of Northern society is dead true.
Pub crawls, girlfriends, city life, big business all get the treatment: an
astonished, penetrating stare."
------- Manchester Free Press.
"Eccentric saga of sex, advertising and surrealism."
"There is a savagely absured advertising meeting, funny quotes from
girlie mags, comic sex case-histories
genuine talent is at work."
------- Sunday Times.
"The book is largely obsessed with sex
and the squeamish could
well find the treatment of this theme gratuitously nasty. Yet The Relatively
Constant Copywriter has an intrinsic honesty
------- Lancashire Life.