6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Not his best, but does it's job,
This review is from: Unweaving the Rainbow: Science, Delusion and the Appetite for Wonder (Paperback)
This is a strong and lucid book, although it is nowhere near Dawkins' best work. It covers a wide range of topics and is useful for the layperson.
Dawkins is obviously not a physicist, but he does not pretend to be. That said, there is a noticeable differnce when he is writing about topics of physics. He is less prosaic, most likely due to a lesser confidence in this area of science.
Perhaps the most important thing to say about this book is that it contains one of the best opening paragraphs in recent literary history. It is extremely powerful, insightful and moving and has become a staple of Dawkins' live readings. I would recommend this book for that alone!