It might have something to do with him having just released a new book, but by chance I noticed that Brian Greene’s original book, “The Elegant Universe” was on sale in the Kindle store for the stupidly cheap price of two dollars. Of course, I added it to my collection.
Against my better judgment, that judgment reminding me that I’ve already got a sizable stack of books ahead of it in my Kindle queue (and my dead-tree book queue too) I started reading the now-approaching-classic book on super-string theory physics while riding the train this morning.
My interest in mentioning it again, as much as one might think I only do so to hint at some not-so-subtle intellectualism (a four-letter word in 2011 by the way) is largely that this book has long stood out in my mind for some reason. I mean, I originally read it long-back; when this post is published the software running this blog might dig around for me and figure out exactly when (assuming I blogged about it.)
Mostly, though, having read the followups and had a decade (whateverish) to think about the theories, I wanted a second go at the book. I wanted to see if it tasted different this time through.
Revisiting books is something I’ve been doing a lot lately. And I’m not sure why that is…