Stephen Hawking is probably the most famous scientist alive currently. His iconic “voice” alongside with him in his wheelchair certainly comes to mind when one thinks about Hawking. But other than the pictures we see on the news, who really is Stephen Hawking?
This short book is simply about the life of Hawking. He describes himself chronologically, going through his background, his parents and his own life from childhood to the time he was a student at Oxford, achieving his fame through his remarkable researches.
What struck me about Hawking was how mundane a life he had! Other than the debilitating illness that struck him, and how his research was done at an opportune time, Hawking’s life would be pretty normal. I guess even genesises do not live an exceptionally extraordinary life.
The book was very readable and filled with pictures. The only problem I had with the book was when Hawking move to talk about his research, that was much harder to follow, but it was thrilling to see how he explained his findings to us, the readers.
I did enjoy this biography, but found nothing really exciting in his life. So if you’re interested to read about the life of Hawking, do give it a try.
Rating: 3.75 / 5