This was my first biography of Aleister Crowley - and for some time, I guess, my last. While Mr. Crowley certainly was an intriguing person and biographical subject, there is just too much in the description of his life that I find downbearing, depressing, revolting or just a bit unappetitely. But that is just me and it does not diminish the biographical work done by Mr. Sutin. The book contains a wealth of details which are, as far as I can judge, well and objectively commented and assessed, especially with regard to Crowley's artistic and magickal work. The book is well written and very readable and - the aforesaid notwithstanding - worth reading. I would have expected a more extensive bibliography - although just now, having finished the book yesterday, I would not really want to immediately read more on the subject of Mr. Crowley, but for my later use, maybe, or those who would want to dig deeper.