• "Monk's energetic enterprise is remarkable for the interweaving of the philosophical and the emotional aspects of Wittgenstein's life"

    Sunday Times
  • "Ray Monk's reconnection of Wittengenstein's philosophy with his life triumphantly carries out the Wittengensteinian task of "changing the aspect" of Wittgenstein's work, getting us to see it in a new way"

    Sunday Telegraph
  • "This biography transforms Wittengenstein into a human being"

    Independent on Sunday
  • "It is much to be recommended"

  • "Monk's biography is deeply intelligent, generous to the ordinary reader... It is a beautiful portrait of a beautiful life"