“May be the clearest introduction to physics ever . . . An utterly engrossing read.”
NO MAJOR SPOILERS
I admit it, I’m a nerd. This is my thing. I also have to admit that I studied astrophysics at university so my review of this book may be somewhat biased, I can’t really claim I approached it with impartiality or from the view point of the layman. But that’s not going to stop me.
This is the book that arguably pushed Professor Stephen Hawkin into the public eye, it has sold well over ten million copies so far, which is quite a number for a book of science. In fact it is by far the best selling scientific publication in history.
So what’s it about? Well, it’s not an exaggeration to say it’s a book about everything. Literally. Everything. What Professor Hawkin tries to do, and mostly succeeds, in this book is to give an insight into everything we can see, and can’t see, in the universe right from the moment of the big bang. It’s quite an undertaking.