• "Develops one fresh new insight after another... In the great tradition of physicists writing for the masses, The Elegant Universe sets a standard that will be hard to beat"

    New York Times Book Review
  • "Utterly absorbing...a brilliant achievement. An accessible, equationless account of strings, explaining why they are generating so much excitement among their devotees. Greene's achievement is to make us feel at home in the chillingly abstract world of strings and to convince us that we must take it seriously"

    Sunday Telegraph
  • "As rewarding as it gets... A thrilling ride through a lovely landscape... A compelling human saga"

    Los Angeles Times Book Review
  • "Compulsively readable...Green threatens to do for string theory what Stephen Hawking did for holes"

    New York
  • "[A] tour-de-force of science writing...peels away layers of detail and reveals the stunning essence of cutting-edge physics"

    Shing-Tung Yau, Harvard University; Fields Medalist, winner of the National Medal of Science