Book 179: Feynman by Ottaviani & Myrick

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Feynman by Ottaviani & Myrick

Finished reading on June 24th, 2015

Rating: 7/10

If you’re interested in reading a scientists biography in a graphic novel format, then this might be a good choice, although it’s not exactly a biography as such – you just get scenes from Richard Feynman’s life, that you could also find in his stories, but here you get them in a shorter graphic format.

If you already know who Richard Feynman was and have read books by/about him, then it might be a bit boring if you’ve read something just recently, but if it’s been a while since you’ve read about Feynman, then it’s a good reminder.

I like the choice of scenes (There are the essential safe-cracking at Los Alamos, Arlene and Nobel prize etc), the art is nice too, I would have given it a higher rating if I wouldn’t have read so much about Feynman recently.

So in general, if you’ve no idea who Feynman is, pick this book up! It’s a quick read and fun. And it reads almost the same as Feynman stories do, but you get them in a concentrated form.

ATTENTION! – there’s some physics at the end! 🙂

Book 177: Trinity by Jonathan Fetter-Vorm

Trinity by Jonathan Fetter-Vorm

Finished reading on June 20th, 2015

Rating: 7/10

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I figured I’d look into some more graphic books and Jonathan Fetter-Vorm’s “Trinity” seemed to me the perfect thing to start with as I’m quite familiar with the topic having read some biographies of the scientists behind the Manhattan project.

This short graphic book strikes me as surprisingly well balanced between history, science, politics and people behind the project- you find out a little about all of it in a way that won’t leave you grabbing for an encyclopedia unless you really really want to.

The black and white artwork is lovely and the historical figures are quite recognizable.

What I found as the biggest problem was that I would have liked it to deal with everything just a little bit longer and in more depth, but I guess that is also one of the better parts of it – you get a taste for it and to find out more you can turn to the books listed at the end of this one.