Paperback, 226 Pages
By: Stephen Hawking
“If time travel is possible, where are the tourists from the future?”
I read Hawking’s final book “Brief Answers to the Big Questions” and it was interesting and accessible. I felt the writing in that book was directed mostly towards general readers. I felt the opposite with this one, it took me 20 days to finish this one, I was bored and not interested and most of the book went over my head!
The book started well and I studied many of the concepts mentioned in high school so it was not very hard to follow but the more I read, it was becoming more complicated and harder to understand. It reminded me of classes where the teacher would ask if any one had a question and everyone would just nod their heads implying their understanding. I don’t believe most of the readers understood this book but it will be hard to confess this such as it hard to do this in class as not to show inferiority. I mean we are talking about one of the world’s smartest men so maybe complicated concepts would not be very hard for him to understand.
I don’t have much to say about the book because as I said, it was a bit too much for me. I would have given it a one star but I liked some of the concepts mentioned that I did understand. I just wish the writing here was as in his latest book. Maybe next time I want to read about science I should look for easier books!