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Over too soon!
I loved it. If say it was similar to The Martian except that it ended too soon. Not that it wasn't fully wrapped up, just that I loved the characters and premise and want so much more. Highly recommended.
1 of 3 people found this review helpful
It's like you were hanging out with Jenny in a coffee shop. Well, maybe that's not a good idea because you would spit your coffee *everywhere* because she is HILARIOUS. And it's probably really unlikely because Jenny is too busy with her new-found fame going to book tours and hiding in pillow forts to deal with the increased anxiety of the book tours and you wouldn't want to ask her to coffee because you wouldn't want to be that one last thing that pushed her over the edge of too much to deal with. So you might see her at your local coffee shop but be too worried due to your own imposter syndrome to risk any of this.
So just buy this audiobook, make yourself a decaf coffee (because you CLEARLY don't need any more caffeine at this point) and sit and listen to the coffee date you wish were possible. You will get up feeling much better. I promise.
Not what I expected. If you are a fan of his other works it would be interesting to see how the seed of this work was sowed years ago and hear about how he wrote the others, but there't nothing new here and it plods along. The main thesis of his views on religion aren't even in the book, but in an appendix which is a reprint from an earlier work. Not worth the time, really. . .
11 of 13 people found this review helpful
Couldn't finish it
Loved "A Brief History of Time" but hated this. Maybe it's the addition of the co-author, but I found this too be condescending and arrogant. Where previously Hawking would give theories on what could be known and left to us what could not be (i.e. what happened before the big bang). Here he overreaches and denies our own individuality based on quantum physics and bluntly says if you disagree you are a superstitious relic. I tried, I really did, for 2 or 3 hours, but eventually had to give in.
2 of 6 people found this review helpful