Saturday, July 31, 2010

"The Language God Talks" by Herman Wouk

I won The Language God Talks--On Science and Religion by Herman Wouk in a giveaway over at Metro Reader.  

Publisher's Summary. More years ago than I care to reckon up, I met Richard Feynman." So begins THE LANGUAGE GOD TALKS, Herman Wouk's gem on navigating the divide between science and religion. In one rich, compact volume, Wouk draws on stories from his life as well as on key events from the 20th century to address the eternal questions of why we are here, what purpose faith serves, and how scientific fact fits into the picture. He relates wonderful conversations he's had with scientists such as Feynman, Murray Gell-Mann, Freeman Dyson, and Steven Weinberg, and brings to life such pivotal moments as the 1969 moon landing and the Challenger disaster.

This book was disappointing. I thought it would be more about science and the Bible but it actually was more intellectual and philosophical. The first half was primarily a history of science and theories and the authors conversations with scientists. The second half was more about Judaism and the author's life experiences.  Basically, I did not care for this. 

I am passing it on to Sarah over at Books Like Water since I saw she commented that she would have liked to enter the giveaway but was too late. Even after I told her what I thought of it she still wanted it so good--I hope she likes it better than I did.

Please tell us: What categories of literature do you like? What are you reading now? Who are your top five favorite authors? Have you read this one? What did you think of it?

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for passing it on, and for the review too. Now I know more of what to expect but I'm still interested in reading it and I hope to enjoy it more than you did too. :p


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