"An entertaining collection of grotesque, fantastic, pungent little tales."
Brandon Robshaw, The Independent on Sunday
"In these wonderful short, very short and very very short stories, Jonathan Pinnock takes aim at all the foibles and vanities we think we succeed in hiding. Not content to just pull back the curtain, Pinnock sets fire to it and chuckles as it blazes. Yet he also executes something of a conjuring trick, making us laugh, but also making us feel, think. Like Nan, whose granddaughter recreates Cairo in her bedroom for her before she dies, we fabricate our own reality: we see and hear what we want and ignore what we dont. Dot Dash is sending us a message, and yes, it may be through yellow plastic ducks, but that doesnt mean we shouldnt listen."
Tania Hershman, editor of The Short Review and author of "The White Road" and "My Mother Was An Upright Piano"
"Jonathan Pinnocks stories are wickedly funny, dripping with irony, often macabre, and always subversive. Hes a master at finding original situations and carrying them through to a thought-provoking twist."
John Harding, author of the acclaimed "Florence and Giles"
"Jonathan Pinnock writes compelling tales with a deliciously wicked glint in his eye."
Ian Skillicorn, Director, National Short Story Week
"Jonathan Pinnock is Roald Dahl's natural successor."
Vanessa Gebbie, author of Financial Times book of the year "The Coward's Tale"
"It would be easy to devour this book, this collection of dots and dashes, in one or two sittings but I am trying to eke it out for as long as I can. It has all the makings of a bit of a modern classic."