Reviews

  • Extraordinary. . . you should read it

    Believer
  • Modern physics has found its poet. A captivating, fascinating, profoundly beautiful book. . . Rovelli is a wonderfully humane, gentle and witty guide for he is as much philosopher and poet as he is a scientist

    Irish Times
  • A dizzying, poetic work in which I found myself abandoning everything I thought I knew about time

    Guardian
  • Wonderful. . . Time is something we think we know about instinctively; here he shows how profoundly strange it really is

    Guardian
  • Meet the new Stephen Hawking. . . I've never seen special relativity explained so well, never visualised it less fuzzily, never felt such a jolt of shock at what it implies

    Sunday Times
  • A joy to read. . . Rovelli writes easily, vividly and brilliantly - he is as at ease with Beethoven as he is with Boltzmann's constant, and verses by Horace launch each chapter, one of which ends with a couplet from the Grateful Dead. . . A delight

    Guardian
  • A deep - and remarkably readable - dive into the fundamental nature of time. . . written with enough charm and poetry to engage the imagination of anyone who reads it

    Financial Times
  • Highly original. . . The heart and humanity of the book, its poetry and its gentle tone raise it to the level and style of such great scientist-writers as Lewis Thomas and Rachel Carson

    New York Times Book Review
  • Rovelli is one of our great scientific explicators. . . Not since Stephen Hawking's <i>A Brief History of Time</i> has there been so genial an integration of physics and philosophy

    Observer
  • Physics' literary superstar makes us rethink time. . . <i>The Order of Time </i>will surely establish Rovelli among the pantheon of great scientist-communicators

    New Scientist
  • An elegantly concise primer makes theoretical physics intelligible. . . stunningly written

    The Times
  • A masterly writer. . . In this little gem of a book, Mr. Rovelli demolishes our common-sense notion of time. . . an ambitious book that illuminates a thorny question and succeeds in being a pleasurable read

    Wall Street Journal
  • Carlo Rovelli has achieved almost prophetic status

    Prospect
  • The physicist transforming how we see the universe

    Financial Times
  • With the publication of his million-selling <i>Seven Brief Lessons on Physics</i>, Carlo Rovelli took his place with Stephen Hawking and Richard Feynman as one of the great popularisers of modern theoretical physics

    Spectator
  • The most fun physicist to be with -- as well as the greatest explainer of physics

    Sunday Times
  • Anyone with the least interest in the science of the physical world will be by turns astonished, baffled and thrilled by what Rovelli has to say about the true nature of time, which has little in common with our everyday conception of it

    Guardian