Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Travelling to Infinity: The True Story Behind The Theory of Everything by Jane Hawking

I've always had a deep appreciation and admiration for Stephen Hawking and his discoveries. When I heard of the movie, "The Theory of Everything", I wanted to see it. I'm glad I didn't have an opportunity before reading this book. As always, the book is better than the movie. I finished the book last week, and two days later watched the movie. The movie is good as far as it goes and I was interested to hear that both Stephen and Jane were impressed by the actors who portrayed them. Their comments are part of the bonuses on the DVD. The movie was enjoyable but as always, there is a lot that has to be left out. The book is so much more interesting and intense. To read Jane Hawking's story of their meeting and subsequent life together is nothing short of amazing. One cannot help but feel for this brilliant young man when he is diagnosed with ALS and given two years to live. Boy did he ever prove them wrong! One also cannot help but admire his and Jane's strength and determination through everything to make it work no matter the cost. Jane is herself a very intelligent, strong and determined woman who loved Stephen dearly and worked hard to give him everything she could throughout all their trials. Maybe I'm saying to much...maybe not enough. Would you read this book if I say you won't regret it? I know I won't.

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