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Einstein's Dreams by Alan Lightman
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Mar 30, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: 2011, 24-hours-read, best-in-morocco, carpe-diem, creepy, nonsequential-rereading, read-in-morocco, potentially-life-changing, the-less-you-know-the-better
Read from March 30 to April 16, 2011

They start to seem like -- not universes where time is different, but instead our own, as it is, and the many different ways we experience it. Because the experience is never just one way, but instead at different moments all the ones in this book feel true. So you could say metaphors -- we don't really construct houses high up on stilts, but in a certain sense we do that, and even more, and there are those that schoose to hide and not 'ruin' their body, or instead others that interact fully with the world, even if it might cost them some hours or minutes longer of life. Pretty amazing, though I would have written this with Einstein as a half-clueless protagonist in the stories, trying to look and find what is different, rather than this style where everything is explained by an omnipscient narrrator.

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Joselito Honestly and Brilliantly your review sounds like a prose poem, like you were half-awake when you wrote it

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