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This book surprised me in how much I liked it, read it in 2 sittings. I'm usually not at all interested in science but love mysteries and Stott combined them in a way that almost... Read morePublished 10 months ago by C. Smith
Wow! What a great read. As a scientist, I especially found it interesting, but it is a mystery, intelligently written that will please most readers. Hard to put down or to forget.Published 12 months ago by Judemeister
I greatly enjoyed this book. I honestly did not expect much, when I first began reading it, but it sucked me in very slowly, delicately, like spider silk weaving around me and... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Madge
"Glass, alchemy and politics. You couldn't separate them out in the 1660's"
Rebecca Stott makes the case that you couldn't separate out science and alchemy at... Read more
I'm surprised at all the negative reviews this book has garnered. I loved it. Stott writes beautifully and the characters, story line and subject matter were all interesting. Read morePublished 24 months ago by GFW
A pretty good read, with some fine and evocative writing. Ghost story about Isaac Newton, his dabbling in alchemy and relations with the secret movement of alchemists, and parallel... Read morePublished on November 4, 2013 by Stephen L. Bennett
It was well written and held my interest to the end, which is not always the case. It wasn't exactly what I expected, but a good read.Published on April 22, 2013 by Daisy Flower