An absolute pearl of a book (Stephen Fry)
Elegant, surreal and philosophically questioning, each story from neuroscientist Eagleman offers an inventive, thought-provoking blend of science and romance (Metro
is terrific. The inventiveness, the clarity and wit of the prose, the calm air of moral understanding that pervades the whole thing, add up to something completly original. (Philip Pullman)
This stunningly original book is little more than 100 pages long. You can get through it in an hour, but you'd be mad to hurry, and you will certainly want to return to it many times . . . Sum
has the unaccountable, jaw-dropping quality of genius. It seems exquisitely adapted to fill the contemporary longing for a kind of secular holy book.
(Geoff Dyer Observer
Anything that tells us, convincingly, that this really may be the best of all possible worlds has something big going for it (Guardian
I suppose there could be people who dislike Canongate's latest find . . . those, dare one say it, without poetry in their souls. For the rest - the millions who even in a post-religious, secular society find themselves at unexpected moments wondering who or what God is, if he's not a little old man sitting on a cloud. (Mary Crockett Scotsman
Never short of new ideas, all of them rolled out with style (Independent
Witty, bright, sharp and unexpected - as surprising a book as I've read for years.
Every story is a new Heaven (Brian Eno)
Wacky and whimsical; a little goes a long way. (Sue Arnold The Guardian