http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2102-2214707,00.html The Sunday Times review is by John Cornwell, an historian. ===sample=== ...But is string theory true? Peter Woit, a mathematician at Columbia University, has challenged the entire string-theory discipline by proclaiming that its topic is not a genuine theory at all and that many of its exponents do not understand the complex mathematics it employs. String theory, he avers, has become a form of science fiction. Hence his book’s title, Not Even Wrong: an epithet created by Wolfgang Pauli, an irascible early 20th-century German physicist. Pauli had three escalating levels of insult for colleagues he deemed to be talking nonsense: “Wrong!”, “Completely wrong!” and finally “Not even wrong!”. By which he meant that a proposal was so completely outside the scientific ballpark as not to merit the least consideration. Woit’s book, highly readable, accessible and powerfully persuasive, is designed to give a short history of recent particle and theoretical physics. Ultimately he seeks not only to rattle but to dismantle the cage of the string theorists... ===endquote=== The British press seems to be enjoying Woit's book. This is actually the second notable British review of Not Even Wrong that I've seen. The Financial Times of London anticipated the Sunday Times with its review by physicist and science writer Robert Matthews published 2 June. PF member "oldman" kindly transcribed the FT review here: https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?p=1009724#post1009724 Here is background on Robert Matthews http://www.robertmatthews.org/AcadCV.html [Broken] http://www.robertmatthews.org/ For several days, the FT did have the review available free for download at http://news.ft.com/cms/s/a482e470-f264-11da-b78e-0000779e2340,s01=1.html but just now I see THEY PUT UP A BARRIER and now are asking you to sign up for a 15 day "free subscription" before they let you read past the first couple of paragraphs. The same thing could happen to the Sunday Times review, so I have printed off a copy just in case.