This book is fascinating yet difficult to get through. It is fascinating in the variation it provides in the routines of many famous (and some you may have never heard of) people. It is tough to get through simply given the sheer number of people that it details.
After reading through a number of pages it unfortunately becomes harder and harder to get through the rest. They are all interesting in their variation however they don't seem to make the same impact the initial routines made when you commence reading.
Unfortunately, the only conclusion you can draw from this book is find a routine that works for you and stick with it. There is no doubt that it not be as strange as some of those contained within this book. That should at least give you heart that some strange and in many cases destructive routines have produced some amazing bodies of work.
It perhaps would have been nice to have a brief biography of each persons routine so you are familiar with their body of work as many of the people detailed in the book may not be recognisable to readers.
A very interesting insight into the routines of many of the most famous people in history. The truly surprising thing is how some of them actually managed to be as creative as they were given what they were doing to their body.
An interesting read but something that takes a while to digest.
I loved the idea of this book, and it was a joy to read. Like making friends with a room crowded with creative, often eccentric, geniuses. As a writer of fiction I liked finding out how many words other writers managed per day. Highly recommended.