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Feynman by Jim Ottaviani
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Aug 27, 2011

it was ok
Read from August 26 to 27, 2011

Too disjointed, showing bits and pieces of Feynman's life without much connecting it all together. The art didn't grab me either.

The book jacket claims Feynman was a lot of fun at parties, but that doesn't shine through much in the book itself. I didn't realize some of the the things he said were jokes until other characters laughed uproariously, and even then I still don't quite understand how some of them are jokes.

The lecture presented as Feynman's effort to make quantum electrodynamics understandable to laymen didn't succeed in that goal for me at all. It takes up the final section of the book, is a radical departure from the content in the rest of the story, and I found it extremely confusing.

Feynman seems like an interesting guy, and some individual chapters are interesting, but this just doesn't hold together.
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