I have been wishing for a good book to get me out of the rut. Books have always had a way of making me feel fulfilled and, although I never admitted it publicly, I have been seriously rueing the fact that I haven’t been able to read in the last few months.
It wasn’t just a matter of not finding the time but more of not being able to get past a few pages! So things came to a head and I needed a book that didn’t grab me by the collar and thrust me head-first into courtroom drama but rather a book that, like an old friend, took me by the arm into a coffee shop and we proceeded to make conversation where we left off, years ago.
Well I’m back and what better way than to ‘receive’ a thousand e-books and pick one with the perfect ingredients – wit, sarcasm, humour and science! If you read one book this year let it be this one – ‘Surely, you’re joking Mr. Feynman!”. The extraordinary story of an extraordinary man.
While the narrative might seem matter-of-fact so much that it borders on arrogance, if you have every spent time with physicists you realise that this is their only and most endearing ‘social’ quality.