Mini Takes on Titles I Recently Read

The Universe in the Rearview Mirror: How Hidden Symmetries Shape RealityThe Universe in the Rearview Mirror: How Hidden Symmetries Shape Reality by Dave Goldberg

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Liked the mathematical connotation, and the broad overview, not so much of toning down to meet extensive readership, but understandable for a popular genre.


Unknown Quantity: A Real and Imaginary History of AlgebraUnknown Quantity: A Real and Imaginary History of Algebra by John Derbyshire

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Methodically done. Crisply portrayed. Framed for general audience (must love mathematics though) yet doesn’t dampen down on analytical rigor.


When Breath Becomes AirWhen Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Deeply heartening, and hauntingly gripping. Out of the two main sections–one on the personal experience with medicine, practice, and residency, and the later on his transition between life and death–the later stands out to be utterly original, and consummately engaging, for its strength, beauty, determination, and melody in the face of life that displayed its end.

For the messages in the first section, I happen to see a clearer dynamics via Atul Gawande’s titles, especially “Being Mortal.” The text although is delicately literary.


An Invisible Thread: The True Story of an 11-Year-Old Panhandler, a Busy Sales Executive, and an Unlikely Meeting with DestinyAn Invisible Thread: The True Story of an 11-Year-Old Panhandler, a Busy Sales Executive, and an Unlikely Meeting with Destiny by Laura Schroff

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Nice warm story. Well done narrative, but at times excess on religious overtone.


Also it’s good to know that 626 people so far requested the title: Physical Laws of the Mathematical Universe: Who Are We?

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Physical Laws of the Mathematical Universe by Neeti Sinha

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