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Death by Black Hole by Neil deGrasse Tyson
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Jul 23, 11

bookshelves: science, non-fiction, 2011

Blinded by science
Einstein, Io, comet tails
Information glut


I consider myself an intelligent person. I also find science fascinating. I'm just not sure what happen between me and Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries.....

Maybe I just wasn't in the mood for a science-y book. Maybe I over estimated my intelligence. Both are quite possible. The whole time I was listening to this, it was like listening to Charlie Browns teacher. whaa wha whaa wha whaa Galileo, wha wha E=mc2, whaa whaa whaa Gravity sucks.

I would get some really good, crunchy tidbit and be riveted.....and then the mind would drift to something like "I wonder if I fed the cats, and CRAP I forgot to start the dishwasher"........then I would drift back to the science stuff.

It just didn't hold my attention.
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message 1: by Keir (last edited Apr 29, 2014 12:42PM) (new) - rated it 3 stars

Keir Thomas Same! I usually love science books, especially in audiobook form. I found myself drifting off this one. Your haiku sums it up brilliantly. Perhaps, as some books often are, this is better in print form.


Stephanie Thanks!! And I agree.


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