Love him or hate him, Elon Musk is an important innovator of our times, that’s why I decides to get a glimpse inside his life through this book.
The writing is good, but not great, so the book is worth reading not for the prose or narrative structure (some information has been repeated and the book is not well organized) but because it's about Musk, although Vance describes him as a person in maybe 30-40% of its volume (he wrote: "We had talked enough that he knew I was interested in what he was doing"). By virtue of its length, the content is exhaustive of Musk's career, but its analysis is shallow and you have the impression that you know what Musk has done, but not of who he is. Sometimes I had a strong feeling that I was reading a press release by one of his companies, so I found the information partially interesting and educational and partially boring. More than that, what disappointed me is that the book is an example of a cult of personality and this makes Musk too “Tony Stark” less “human”.
An informative and interesting, “not so exciting”, journey in the Elon Musk’s life for us, readers.