Three boorish, irritable and irritating, egocentric, prickly, priggish, English philosophers drag you through their fractured and unpleasant lives and professional bickering, all in the service of an extremely dense novel; and what do you do? You read with anticipation all 558 pages of The World As I Found It, by Bruce Duffy. If Bertrand Russell, Ludwig Wittgenstein, and G. E. Moore, pictured above from left to right, lived in your apartment building, there would be every reason for you to look for another place when your lease runs out.
Now, having gotten the nasty three out of the way, you can enjoy this wonderful literary circus act that balances the three men as well as their divergent work. At no point will you want to skip the explanations of what they may have tried to prove, or their sexual proclivities, because it all seems important in their high stakes struggle to make sense of life. They come across as medieval knights struggling for their place at the round table, and preferably a place close to the king.
Yes, this is a fictional biography so their actual lives may not be so entertaining; but after this book, you wont care. This has to be the best account of Russell, Wittgenstein, and Moore. Charles Marlin