Reviews

  • "A fascinating and disturbing journey through the furthest recesses of the Internet. Jamie Bartlett is an expert guide... he shines an invaluable light on a world that remains determinedly opaque."

    Ian Burrell, Independent
  • "A hell of an achievement... Buy it and read it."

    Hugo Rifkind, The Times
  • "Eye-opening … Bartlett is an informal yet informed guide … As befits a cross-party intellectual, he minimizes binary distinctions, conveying instead a mixture of conservative disquiet and liberal tolerance. The tales he tells are exemplary, titillating and sometimes frightening"

    Times Literary Supplement
  • "Bartlett anatomises the usual bogeymen and demonstrates that they’re real.The Dark Net is, for anyone engaged with the web and the effects it is having on our culture, necessary reading... a flashlight in a dark, dark cellar."

    Michael Bywater, Spectator
  • "A fascinating and disturbing exploration of the outer edges of the internet and the human mind."

    Josh Cohen
  • "[A] thorough and assiduously researched account of the deviantly erotic, subversive and criminal aspects of web life."

    Bryan Appleyard, Sunday Times
  • "A confident and well-informed guide... By meeting the people behind the online activity, Bartlett humanises it."

    Douglas Heaven, New Scientist
  • "The Dark Net offers smart, provoking reportage from the crooked crannies of digital culture, married to a quietly impressive analysis of how technology is amplifying both the best and the worst of us. Required reading for anyone looking to escape media hysteria and get to grips with the 21st century's most compelling, discomforting complexities."

    Tom Chatfield
  • "A picturesque tour of this disquieting netherworld… the darkest recesses of the internet, for better and for worse, and being illuminated."

    Sue Halpern, The New York Review of Books
  • "A judgement-free look at the mechanics of trolling and other internet bad behaviour and generates more light than heat."

    Helen Lewis, New Statesman, Books of the Year