Brian Greene, The Fabric of the Cosmos

The Fabric of the Cosmos (Space, time, and the texture of reality) The Fabric of the Cosmos by Brian Greene

My review


rating: 3 of 5 stars
A very well-written and clear explanation of the major topics in relativity, quantum mechanics, and cosmology. It gets considerably less persuasive when the author starts in on string theory; Greene is a string theory proponent, but even his enthusiastic and partisan description of the theory seems pretty speculative. “Yes, there’s no experimental evidence, but it’s SO COOL” is a big change from the book’s earlier sections, and pretty weak to boot.

Brian Greene, The Fabric of the Cosmos

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)

Winning an Oscar for ‘Longest Movie Title’ (bet that joke’s been made somewhere already), The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford felt like 2 hours of set up to get to the half hour of movie at the end. Casey Affleck was good as the Coward and the movie was plodding. Not plodding in a bad way, but plodding nonetheless.

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)