Top critical review
22 April 2015
This is a fascinating story about an incredible person, but it has been padded out to the extent that it is hopelessly boring for much of its length! Obscure discussions about arcane mathematical theories, interspersed with incredibly long, vague philosophical passages interrupt the tale at every turn. The author provides endless footnotes and references but constantly tells us what people are thinking without giving the reader a shred of evidence to support his conjectures! After saying all that I would recommend the book because the story simply needs to be known.