"Brown writes like an angel" -- The Independent, London
Brown is a wonderful writer, giving the reader a front-row seat on the proceedings. -- Irish Times, 1 May 1999
Brown succeeds in writing a personality-driven story which is in fact the best guide to current theories considered here, -- The Guardian, London, April 3 1999
Good science writing is in a class of its own, with an irreplaceable value. -- Science, 1 April 1999
Is Brown's book one more "sleazy bit of trash journalism"? I don't think so, -- Nature, 1 April 1999 (David Hull)
From the Inside Flap
Steven Rose I read the book in one sitting last night - enjoyed it especially the penultimate chapter on religion which is spot on ... incidentally you use the term Darwinism without really explaining what you mean by it - I was sorry you hadn't taken on board some of the deconstruction of that term I tried in Lifelines. As you will anticipate you will put some noses out of joint (I guess especially Lewontin and Wilson!) by grouping the participants into Gouldites and Dawkinsites, but I suppose its fair game.
Mary Midgley Hey, I really like that book. Thanks for sending it -- how about you having a chair in the Sociology of Feuding? As for my shoes, I'll put you in a book some day.
Ian Pitchford The book is a splendid piece of work which is obviously going to be an international best seller. I bought your book yesterday and read it straight through as I just couldn't put it down. As you might expect I think neo-Darwinism is one of the most important stories, and chief triumphs, of the century.