This book kept popping up in my Amazon Prime as a free download, but I never payed it any attention until KimMiE” reviewed it a month ago and mentioned that the author was the guy who makes the XKCD comics. That was all I needed to hear.
Taken from the “What If?” Section of the website, where he answers the internet’s most inexplicable science-ish questions (for instance: what would happen if everyone actually had one soulmate, one random person in the world?). His answers are always based on sound mathematical and scientific principles, and are accompanied with a wry humor and simple yet capable drawings.
They are a pure delight.
But… I’m struggling to find sufficient words to review it. It was good. Even the questions that didn’t particularly interest me were still worth the little time it took to read them.
This book is perfect for the short bursts of reading done in a waiting room, or on a lunch break. If you’re the kind of person who reads while standing in line at the market, or while the spouse is watching TV, this can easily slide right on to your phone for easy access. But, though it was illuminating and entertaining, I don’t really think it’s the kind of book that’s going to take up much if your time.
So….the remainder of this review exists just to hit the barest minimum of words requested by the Cannonball Rules. So here is my two hundred and fiftieth word: chartreuse.
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