"This is one of those books written in such lucid, unpretentious language that reading it is like looking into a deep pool of clear water. But even in the clearest waters can lurk currents you don't see until you are in them." (The New York Times Book Review)
"Never before has the beauty of maths been so lovingly explored. This is a tale that will leave the reader gasping." (Irish Times)
`it is so funny and sharp'
'This hilarious romp through modern culture by the Guardian columnist highlights the bizarre reach of hollow fame these days... Shudder-inducingly funny'