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5.0 out of 5 stars
A good read, 24 Aug 2002
I began the book with Feynman as a god-like figure who could do no wrong and after reading the book I found I was mostly right. However, I did appreciate the author's effort to make him human, he had his 'faults' and he was to some extent a man of his time (when it came to his personal life (ie., women)). But when it came to his science, and in particular his mind, the man is a true Genius. His mind works with such clarity and foresight, it's truely amazing. The only part of the book I found not to my liking, was that the author feels the need to explain the ins and outs of some fairly complex physics, which I was not prepared to try to understand. I can only begin to imagine how complex that field is if the version 'we' were given in the book was the very watered-down version of the field. You dont need to understand quantum physics to be amazed by Feynman. In all, it was an insightful book and well worth the time!