Insouciant Western People wrote:I once organised and hosted a couple of reading and signing events with him, one of them at the Morden Tower in Newcastle. It was around 1996, when he'd just brought out D'Alembert's Principle. I liked that one, and its predecessor Pfitz a great deal. I keep meaning to get around to reading more of his books, I have a couple more at home in the to-read pile.
Nice bloke too. He has a PhD in Physics if I remember rightly, specialising in non-linear dynamics.
I was a bit nonplussed by it, to be honest. It might seem a strange criticism, but I just thought it was a bit gimmicky, which given the theme it was always going to be a struggle to avoid. It was a pleasant enough read, but I expected more of a wow factor, something more unexpected, something with a bit more depth. I've also got a nagging feeling it's not the first time I've read it - which could very well be a case of life imitating art.