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Simon’s average rating for 2019
I’m a Tyson fan, but was expecting much more from this book. Perhaps that’s why I was disappointed. It’s not that the book is bad, it’s just that it feels very superficial after reading books like The Big Picture by Sean Carroll. For example, there’s only a brief mention of multiverse theories. It might be a good introduction to some people, but the topics for each chapter feel somewhat random, so even then, I wouldn’t recommend it. I think that ...more
I struggle to rate this book because it does contain some golden nuggets. Unfortunately, the writing is not my style, and the content dances around the core thesis in a way I found frustrating. It felt like the author got a topic that’s growing in popularity, addressed it directly as little as possible without causing people to request a refund, and took the rest of the book to put forward her thoughts, feelings, and opinions on tangential subjec ...more