Review: Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries by Neil deGrasse Tyson

Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries - Neil deGrasse Tyson

I felt a little cheated by the title of this book, since the part that includes dying by black hole is close to the end of the book.  After listening to that part, however; I understand why this book is called that.  It's a very intense and disturbing image.  


I've listened to another of Tyson's books, The Pluto Files, and it find it odd that I liked this one better.  I tend to dislike books that are really different articles that have been bound together (Crime Beat by Michael Connelly comes to mind) but this read more like a book written as is then different articles put together after the fact.  


It was at time hard to keep up with some of the numbers (the peril of listening instead to reading).  One of the numbers was something like .0000000000006.  I'm not going to promise that that really is the number in the book since after four-five zeros they kind of ran together, but it was a really small number.  


After listening to this one, I want to read more books about physics and astrophysics.  That could be dangerous.