Here we go again with another science book review for all the nerds like me!
I realized in my last review that it is kind of difficult to review a nonfiction science book since the only thing you can really say is if you enjoyed the writing and if you found the topic to be interesting or not. So I guess that is what I will do!
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry is a short and sweet introduction to the vast world of astrophysics. Let me just say that even though it is stated that is for people in a hurry if you didn’t attend any science classes during high school some parts of the book might seem a bit daunting, I understand Tyson can’t simplify things that are already pretty simple for anyone with basic science knowledge.
I’ve already stated in my last review that I love Tyson’s writing. He manages to be engaging, simple, funny, concise and thrilling all at once, which is honestly unbelievable. I hardly ever felt zoned out and that is pretty difficult for me when it comes to nonfiction books.
Now let’s talk topic here. I’m a huge science lover, big time nerd, love
it all except for biology (but I don’t hate to be honest). Not to mention astrophysics, astronomy and everything space related in general was my big childhood dream (yes, I was the kid with a moon poster that watched all the universe documentaries on television). This book was amazing to reconnect me with my young self. I still love astrophysics to this day, but I gave it up for another love of mine -material science. As you can suspect the topic was a for sure loved thing.
In my opinion, the book fulfilled its purpose of explaining the physics behind the universe, together with doing it in a sensational way.
I give this book 5 out of 5 lovely stars.
Bye, keep on reading