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Mr g by Alan Lightman
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Feb 23, 2012

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bookshelves: read-2012, speculative-fiction, fiction
Read from January 08 to 15, 2012

Alan Lightman (Einstein's Dreams) once again bridges poetry and science in a novel that imagines God, the creator, while remaining true to scientific theory. He draws on apocrypha from Muslim, Hebrew, and Christian religions while deftly steering clear of the specifics of any of those. Mr. g is a fascinating thought experiment. [full review]

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01/08/2012 page 76
37.0% "Interesting little contraptions...the little balls flying about the beautiful lights."
01/11/2012 page 162
78.0% "Despite their brief life spans, many creatures seem happy to wake up each morning, happy simply to breathe and to speak."

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