David Grylls, Sunday Times, UK

“a dizzying voyage that touches on many of the key issues of our time…an extraordinary achievement…the book overflows with sparkling essays on free will, the perception of time, the nature of memory, maps, flags, etymology and the axioms of mathematics…As a meditation on the penalties of exile, the need for roots and the ways in which anger can consume a thoughtful man slighted by prejudice, this is a dazzling debut.”

David Grylls
Sunday Times