Curran does a terrific job. . .one can’t help loving Diderot.
Engrossing. . .a narrative sustained with appealing clarity and energy.
Curran succeeds admirably. . .[offering us] the most accessible version of the life and work of this protean figure.
A brilliant, sparkling affair that courses over every major and minor incident in Diderot’s remarkable life.
A triumphant work. . . detailed, and meticulously researched.