This delightful novel takes the reader on a light-hearted romp through the development of the universe from the Big Bang to its cold dark end, addressing along the way some of the big questions that inevitably arise from the development of intelligent life.
It would not seem possible for Alan Lightman to match his earlier tour de force, Einstein's Dreams, but in Mr g he has done so - with wit, imagination, and transcendent beauty.
Just as he did with his incomparable Einstein's Dreams, Alan Lightman again surprises us with a work that is utterly original in both form and content. Mr g is a philosophical fable which is at turns hilarious and moving, rendered with a literary hand so deft that the weightiest metaphysical topics levitate into pure delight.
Here is the creation of the Universe and the young Creator who grapples with what he has made-and ultimately with responsibility and loss...a gem of a novel that is strange witty erudite and alive with Lightman's playful genius.
this is a marvellous counterpoint to all the other nonsense there on creation. Lightman writes exquisitely, so this fable on space, time, matter and life is a wordfest that is securely pinned to the rational - making him a 'magic realist' of a refreshingly different stripe.
a smart, droll account of how God, or god, or simply Mr g, came upon the idea of creating the universe.
Lightman's witty, charming novel.
The author of this imaginative tour de force is a physicist and he has enormous fun with some of the world's greatest mysteries, Informs, teases, makes the head spin.