My rating on Goodreads: 5 of 5 stars
The universe is a complicated topic – where there are multiple aspects to it. There are many angles to look from and a foundation; you need to go through numerous resources to find the right way to learn.
Mr. Hawking solves this issue by putting the foundation in an understandable fashion within this concise but practical book. To nurture the audience, Mr. Hawking starts by explaining how we’ve understood the way our galaxy behaved. Then, step by step, he explains more about how the universe works and how it might have been occurred by itself. In the final, he discusses the possibility of the theory of everything and how we might get to that in the future.
The book starts very simply and then gets a bit complicated after a short time. Yet, it’s still not very hard to understand for everyday readers if you are interested in the topic. You might need to be focused when reading some sections, but this means that you’re genuinely learning a new thing that will help you better understand the universe we live in.
I especially liked the way Mr. Hawking conveyed some messages; this book was not written from only a scientist’s perspective but also a philosopher’s perspective. He discusses ideas within the book and approaches them from very different angles. Approaching these complex topics from a philosophical way and assessing it considering religion requires excellent attention and perfect storytelling ability. Mr. Hawking nails it within the book and provides a broad perspective to the readers.
It’s a short and must-read for people who have an interest in the universe.