Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Armchair Novel Review: Mr g - A Novel About the Creation

Mr g
A Novel About the Creation
Written by Alan Lightman

Hardcover, 224 pages
Also available as an eBook 

Are you ready for a bedtime story in quantum physics and the creation of the universe?

Alan Lightman, author of the bestseller Einstein's Dreams, is both theoretical physicist and novelist. With Mr g he has given us the science of creation wrapped up in a myth-style presentation.

Mr g (god) has woken up from his nap in the Void and has decided to create.. universes. Time, space, matter, planets, stars, suns, and finally intelligent beings develop in his creation. Mr g is not untouched by his acts, he finds himself changing and changed by the very process of creation as well as challenged by the mysterious Belhor - a seeming consequence of the act of creation.

An interesting parry and thrust develops over the role of the creationist in creation, and with their banter the concepts of good and evil are explored. 

Mr g combines philosophy, astronomy, biology and physics into this fascinating tale. The writing reminds me of Richard Bach (of Jonathan Livingston Seagull and Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah fame).

One thing is certain, you have never read a book like this before.

Click here to read an excerpt from Mr g.