2008-01-02

Surely you're joking, Mr. Feynman!

For two nights in a row, I went to sleep at about 4am, because I could not stop reading "Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!"

Part of it is that it's extremely easy to read, because it is based on interview transcripts, and the language is so engaging.

But mostly, it is the fascinating character that Feynman was, always trying things out, believing in a possibility of discovering something new in any area of life he'd come in touch with, be it mixing wall paint, trying to detect smells on objects like a bloodhound, or cracking combination locks on safes in Los Alamos.