"Fun to read. Brooks . . . capers through the exploits of scores of brilliant and often ruthless rogues." — Financial Times
"A call to arms . . . Not some idealistic crusade; it has important implications." — BBC
"Brooks raises intriguing questions about the value of peer review panels and ethics boards, while illuminating much of the gritty real work performed in ivory towers around the world." — Publishers Weekly
"Not all scientists are nerds. In Free Radicals, physicist Michael Brooks tries to dispel the notion that scientists are stuffy, pen-protector-polishing bookworms." — Washington Post
"Insightful . . . a page-turning, unvarnished look at the all-too-human side of science." — Kirkus Reviews
"Mr. Brooks call for scientists to lift their heads and raise their voices while the rest of us ask hard questions and demand institutions that will bring more visionaries into play . . . Free Radicals presents a solid case." — New York Journal of Books
"Free Radicals illuminates the role of the irrational in science, the mistakes that make scientists human, and reveals that breakthroughs that change our lives in the most fundamental ways may have the most serendipitous origins." — Brain Pickings
"[Free Radicals] goes a long way toward making scientistsand sciencea lot more real to the public." — Science 2.0
"Free Radicals reminds readers that scientific advances sometimes require creativity and vision . . . A fascinating book."
"Brooks lays out, in fascinatingand often horrifying and discomfiting detailthe anarchy that underlies the scientific endeavor . . . it is a must read for every scientist on the planet, as well as anyone interested in science."
"Free Radicals is an exuberant tour through the world of scientists behaving badly."