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"Beautifully written...a quite superb book"


– Steven Poole, The Guardian


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"[Brooks] shines in his lucid discussions of theory and experiment"

– Samanth Subramanian, The Financial Times

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"Cardano turns out to be an intriguing figure, deserving of Brooks’ obsession … [they] make for very entertaining and illuminating companions." 

– Rosie Wilby, The Mail on Sunday

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"An enthralling biography of the polymath Jerome Cardano, which doubles as a primer on the strangeness of quantum physics"

– Manjit Kumar, The Sunday Times

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