Review of 'Einstein's Dreams'

Einstein's Dreams by Alan Lightman

einsteins_dreams.jpg “Einstein's Dreams” is a cute little book (literally) imagining the dreams the famous physicist Albert Einstein had while coming up his theories of time. Amongst the chapters of his every day existence are short chapters relating the dreams he had about worlds where the rules of time work differently - Time moving backwards, time moving at a different speed for different towns, a world where no one has any memories…These chapters seem almost poetic as they relate strange ideas of the nature of time. Of Einstein himself we learn very little of his life at this time working on the “Federal Office for Intellectual Property” (patent office) in Bern, Switzerland.

The entire book has the feeling of ephemera and gentle digression with little in terms of anything you can take away from it other than, perhaps, a good feeling. A pleasant and light read if perhaps a bit too light…

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Review Date: 2019-03-02


Genre: General Fiction

Publisher: Pantheon Books

Publication Date: 1993

ISBN: 0679416463