"Being Alert is British satire at its best! This is one of those book that although you might laugh at you also at the same time can believe that this how the government has been dealing with the situation behind the scenes. I am not one to read political satire but really enjoyed this."
"Charlie Laidlaw, like many satirical writers before him, has the skill to exaggerate key characteristics of the politicians we read about and to create fictional characters that have you both nodding in recognition and groaning at the potential for what they are capable of."
"Charlie Laidlaw has very cleverly constructed scenarios leading up to each release of new information, which really does make you wonder about the people supposedly running the country and who is actually in charge.."