- Matt Ridley, who quite liked
it, in the Sunday Telegraph
- Charles Arthur, in The Independent.
His delightful review makes a promising site for open-cast quote mining.
- David Hull, in Nature. This feels like winning
a minor Oscar (best foreign language documentary, perhaps) and then discovering
as I return to my seat, that my flies were undone throughout the acceptance
- Michael Ruse, in Science. Moderately favourable.
- Steven Poole in the
Guardian. This is another very favourable one.
- Jon Tunney, in the Financial Times of March 13 is not on line yet,
but I will put in a link when it is.
- The Irish Times: someone who really enjoyed the book.
- John Cornwell (whom I really admire) gave it a mention in the Sunday Times.
Hanks, in The Independent on Sunday. Regular readers of his television
criticism will appreciate what a distinction it is to be accused by him of
labouring my jokes.
- Kenan Malik, who had no
pleasure from it at all, in the Evening Standard
- There will be an essay from Svenska Dagbladet when I get my scanner working again.
Gratifying pre-publication noises from
I read the book in one sitting last night - enjoyed it especially the penultimate
chapter on religion which is spot on ... incidentally you use the term Darwinism
without really explaining what you mean by it - I was sorry you hadn't taken
on board some of the deconstruction of that term I tried in Lifelines. As you
will anticipate you will put some noses out of joint (I guess especially Lewontin
and Wilson!) by grouping the participants into Gouldites and Dawkinsites, but
I suppose its fair game.
Hey, I really like that book. Thanks for sending it -- how about you
having a chair in the Sociology of Feuding? As for my shoes, I'll put you in
a book some day.
The book is a splendid piece of work which is obviously going to be an international
best seller. I bought your book yesterday and read it straight through as I
just couldn't put it down. As you might expect I think neo-Darwinism is one
of the most important stories, and chief triumphs, of the century.