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  • The most prescient of British public intellectuals

    Financial Times
  • Gray has consistently anticipated the shape of things to come ... he teaches us that true humanism is to be found in uncertainty and doubt

    Will Self
  • The closest thing we have to a window-smashing French intellectual

    Andrew Marr
  • A visionary ... one of the most reliably provocative and heterodox voices in British intellectual life today

    New Statesman
  • Gray is a philosophical maverick, a pricker of bubbles, a deflater of balloons, a true iconoclast for whom our chief competing accounts of existence - the religious and the humanist - are both fatally flawed

    Globe and Mail
  • Deeply thoughtful, brilliantly narrated

    Raymond Tallis, Literary Review
  • A romp of a read ... John Gray is a connoisseur of human idiocy

    John Banville, Guardian
  • Our sharpest critic of utopian fantasies skewers the crazed but enduring dream of cheating age, time and death

    Boyd Tonkin, Independent
  • John Gray, the counter-prophet who scorns all claims that humans can transcend the human condition ... You don't have to agree with Gray to enjoy the fireworks

    Marek Kohn, Independent
  • Elegant ... He is on to something important regarding the delusion that science consists of indefinite progress

    Sunday Telegraph

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