Fred Hoyle: A life in science
As is usual in biographies, Hoyle is presented as an indivdual struggling against the establishment. In fact one can see that Hoyle was a central figure in the astronomical establishment for a long time, despite sometimes having maverick ideas. The book is not strictly chronological. Mitton says that this is to treat each subject area separately, but I felt that it would have been better to keep to the order of Hoyle's employment - the subject areas didn't seem that different to me. The final chapter deals with the last three decades of Hoyle's life. I felt that more space could have been given to this, so that the reader could better understand the ideas which affected Hoyle's later reputation.