From the 4th cover:
"All the gifts so admired in Haddon's prose are strongly in evidence in his first book of poetry - the humanity of his voices, his dark humour an uncanny ventriloquism - but Haddon is also a poet of considerable seriousness, lyric power and surreal invention. With bittersweet love songs, comic set-pieces, lullabies, bold new version of Horace, wry postmodern shenanigans (include a note from the official board of censors on '18' certificate poetry), and an entire John Buchan novel condensed to five pages, this book confirms Haddon's reputation as one of the sharpest and most consistently surprising imaginations at work in contemporary literature."
I don't know much about modern poetry but i like the way Haddon writes. His verses are smart, romantic and ironic.
I decided to made a ring for this book, so that other readers can appreciate Haddon lyrics.