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Good, but not excellent
on 4 August 2010
I was rather disappointed with this book. When I first looked at it I was intrigued and thought to myself that this was a book pitched at the right level for a change - not patronising, but also not expecting the reader to have a Ph. D. in physics. Sadly I was wrong - the writing is confused, some things are simply explained, other things (I found) too difficult. Then to make matters worse, one has to keep flipping back-and-forth between the "notes" section at the back.
And, I'm sorry, but when was String Theory granted the status of the answer to everything? Maybe it will be, but this book will mislead the casual reader into thinking that it already is the answer to the marriage of General Relativity and Quantum Mechanics.
I really wanted to like this book, something told me I should, but I just couldn't bring myself to. What a pity.