11 of 33 people found the following review helpful
I didn't get on with this book because it is written in what can be described as blank verse - that is no style or literary panache. For example, how would you start a book about the biggest subject ever - the universe - how to express its immensity and grandeur and draw the reader in? This is how Gribbin starts it "What do scientists mean when they say they 'know' what goes on inside an atom, or what happened in the first three minutes of the life of the universe? They mean they have waht they call a model of the atom, or the early universe, or whatever it is they are interested in, and that this model matches the results...."
Enough, that shows how dull the writing is… Read more