FOR SERVICES ABOVE AND BEYOND THE CALL OF REASON
A review quote - from The Times, no less - on the back of Jamie's Kitchen:
Jamie should be given the Victoria Cross.What kind of chef is he? Casey Ryback?
On a related theme, for a while you could find at least five novels with "A tour de force - Will Self" somewhere on the cover. I'm convinced he used the phrase in every review he wrote just to see how many lazy publicists would seize on it, particularly after reading J.G. Ballard's claim never to have heard a single cliche pass Self's lips.