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Infinity and beyond - oh dear!,
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This review is from: Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen (Paperback)
To be fair I haven't quite finished it yet and I am a fast reader! Thus far I like the somewhat conversational style of the writing but it doesn't keep me gripped for hours on end and is just picked up in occasional quiet moments. Apparently this is the abridged version. Even so there is quite a bit of repetition and I feel a lot more could have been safely removed and more diligent editing would have done no harm. I also get no real insight into Professor Hawking himself and he is the one I am interested in. Jane Hawking has some conflicting and confused opinions about things and to a certain extent it often feels like she is preaching religion to readers - and I don't like that. All in all she leaves me with the impression that she is diffident and ineffectual and, had she been a more positive person, her life might not have been quite so demanding and difficult. For some reason it is hard to feel sympathetic towards her even though she is certainly deserving of it.