• "As a harvest of fascinating facts delivered with sharp wit and insight, it is hard to fault"

    Robert Douglas-Fairhurst, Daily Telegraph
  • "Intriguing"

    John Carey, Sunday Times
  • "A fascinating compendium… Another author might struggle to manage such an esoteric collection [of stories of invisibility] but Mr Ball’s writing is incisive enough to keep the different elements hanging and working together"

    The Economist
  • "Ball marshals his material with deftness and charm"

    Literary Review
  • "[A] fantastic feast of ideas and information on the subject… In this enthralling book, Philip Ball’s elegant and intelligent mastery…is very evident indeed"

    Evening Standard