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on 18 January 2013
Like most kids i used to read and enjoy comic book superhero stories, though by no means as much as the author appears to have! The resurgence in superhero movies over the last 12 or so years adds to the question "could that really happen?" Well, predictably, in most cases the answer is no, of course not!

However in some cases it might be possible and in all the others its interesting to learn why not. The physics is well described and would be readily understood by just about anyone without the need for an A level or similar. Its not that the science is 'dumbed down' but that it has been selected and written in such a way that it isn't daunting. There are a few sections that may well confuse those unfamiliar with some of the less generally known ideas in physics but they are also described well and to be honest if a reader found them difficult to grasp it would be ok, most of the book deals with intuitive physical law.

Mostly its just a good read, not 'heavy' nor overly 'lightweight' and something that might spark an interest in either physics or comic book heroes. It loses maybe one star for compromises in taking the middle ground but that might be an unfair criticism, after all it has to really. I'd recommend it as a popular science book and for those wanting to answer those "is it possible?" questions as well as those just wanting to learn a little physics in the context of the fun and popular superheroes
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on 30 May 2013
I really enjoyed the first few chapters and anecdotes of the book; however, once the author goes into more complex themes, it seems he finds it difficult to keep the humoristic/sarcastic tone of the start.

Great for superhero and science fans!
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on 16 April 2016
Got this as a christmas present for a nephew. His mother says that when he opened it he said that it was one of the only christmas books he'd actually read. A few months later when I asked him he said he'd read it all the way through - for this particular nephew that's pretty high praise.
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on 27 November 2014
Good little book but by about halfway through the concept was wearing thin. The physics was interesting but the narrative needed some jazzing up to make it a real page turner. Worth the read but not a re-read!
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on 4 June 2011
Whether you have to or choose to study physics, this book is fun. It explores exactly what the title says. Makes physics feel feasible.
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on 24 January 2016
Got this as a gift for the boyfriend, he seems to love it! It looks very interesting. I am yet to hear the verdict though.
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on 9 December 2015
Quick delivery. Good product.
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on 11 October 2015
she loved this book
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on 15 February 2015
This was a Christmas gift. I got good feedback on this from a person who loves their comics and superhero genre. It is compared as on a par with the book Physics of Star Trek. Apparently if one is interested in the subject and has secondary school physics the book is a good and pleasantly stretching read. I flicked through it before wrapping it and could quite happily have sat and read it myself which is always a good sign.
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on 18 July 2014
there is more to this than you think
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