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Einstein's Dreams by Alan Lightman
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Sep 01, 11

Read in August, 2011

The premise of the novel is each chapter is a description of a dream of Einstein's, in the months leading up to his journal submission depicting his now famous research when he was working as a patent clerk. The dreams are fascinating explorations of different modalities of time. In one, time moves slower if one is in motion. In another, time moves backwards. In yet another, the capturing of a nightingale provides one with an extra few minutes of life. Each chapter was intriguing and could easily be expanded into a more in-depth novel of its own right. Extremely quick read as well.
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