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Time can be extremely confusing,
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This review is from: Einstein's Dreams (Kindle Edition)
In the classic film Groundhog Day Bill Murray plays a wacky weatherman who falls into a strange time warp (never explained) and is forced to relive one strange day over and over again.
This may have some parallel with the events of 'Einstein's Dreams' but, if I'm completely honest, I suspect I haven't understood the book. It is, as far as I can see, a collection of 30 very short stories describing the life of the inhabitants of the Swiss city of Berne during 1905. Each story is set within a different time system in which we learn, for example:
"In this world, time is a local phenomenon. Two clocks close together tick at nearly the same rate. But clocks separated by distance tick at different rates, the farther apart the more out of step. In this world, time flows different speeds in different locations."
"Suppose that time is not a quantity but the quality, like the luminescence of the night above the trees just when the rising moon has touched the treeline. Time exists, but it cannot be measured."
The book examines 28 other time systems but, unfortunately, I'm afraid I got rather lost somewhere between what proved (thank heavens!) to be a perfectly normal sunrise and sunset here in the north-west of the UK...
I hope you have better luck!