Surely You’re Joking Mr Feynman by Richard Feynman

April 7, 2008

And no, he isn’t.

When you think of a Noble Prize winning Physicist you would be forgiven for picturing a rather dry and crusty, tweed wearing character. But how wrong you would be when it comes to the marvel that was and is Richard P Feynman.

Feynman was part of The Manhattan Project and many other ‘discoveries’ that changed the world of physics. But this collection of stories, edited in a somewhat random fashion, have little to nothing to do with the physics. The book is a collection of anecdotes that chronicle aspects of the great mans life and I can’t overstate what an interesting and entertaining read they are. Don’t be put off by his stature in the world of science, this is a wonderful read for anyone; and I mean anyone.

From his safe cracking, art shows, appearances as a drummer in Brazil and as a musician for a ballet To his mixing with profession gamblers in Las Vegas and frequenting of ‘Gentlemens Clubs’. The extremely strange to the out right hilarious and outrageous, this man has obviously lived a life that would put the rest of us to shame.

His almost child like wonder and method of conveyance simply cements his brilliance.
And what a read / ride it is.


Surely You're Joking Mr Feynman by Richard Feynman

April 7, 2008

And no, he isn’t.

When you think of a Noble Prize winning Physicist you would be forgiven for picturing a rather dry and crusty, tweed wearing character. But how wrong you would be when it comes to the marvel that was and is Richard P Feynman.

Feynman was part of The Manhattan Project and many other ‘discoveries’ that changed the world of physics. But this collection of stories, edited in a somewhat random fashion, have little to nothing to do with the physics. The book is a collection of anecdotes that chronicle aspects of the great mans life and I can’t overstate what an interesting and entertaining read they are. Don’t be put off by his stature in the world of science, this is a wonderful read for anyone; and I mean anyone.

From his safe cracking, art shows, appearances as a drummer in Brazil and as a musician for a ballet To his mixing with profession gamblers in Las Vegas and frequenting of ‘Gentlemens Clubs’. The extremely strange to the out right hilarious and outrageous, this man has obviously lived a life that would put the rest of us to shame.

His almost child like wonder and method of conveyance simply cements his brilliance.
And what a read / ride it is.