A brief history of time is a very informative book that talks about complex topics in terms that most people will easily understand. I think that Stephen Hawking is very good at writing down his ideas and theories and explaining them, despite not being able to speak. I think that the concepts explained in this book are very difficult to quantify, since humans simply cannot process some of the mechanics and the sheer scale of the universe. Stephen manages to explain advanced theories using terminology that does not require pre-existing knowledge to grasp. Despite this, though, there are some things explained in the book that did not make sense but I found that it was important not to question but to follow Stephen throughout his explanation, and this helped me grasp the topic he was discussing. However, there are some topics that Stephen cannot explain in layman’s terms. For example, how can you expect someone to explain a singularity in simple terms that everybody can understand? This is my only problem with this book, since it aims to educate people on topics that are hard to understand using a simple method, and yet it struggles to explain the topics mentioned.

I rated this book a 4/5 because it is more difficult to understand than it should be, since it aims to educate everybody on astrophysics. Apart from that, I think that this book is an excellent read and I would recommend it to everyone that is above the age of 14.

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