10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Too one sided,
This review is from: Philosopher's Stone: A Quest for the Secrets of Alchemy (Paperback)
It's ok if you can distance yourself from the author's suspension of disbelief. I love reading about alchemy, hermetics and other occult traditions and Frances Yate's sympathetic but objective accounts have been a delight. This book had some interesting points, but much of it felt rushed, credulous and at time downright irritating when he glazed over murky pieces of research or presented ambiguous information or hearsay as fact.
Best approached as a romp of a novel merging fiction with fact than a genuine piece of researched history.