Review on Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
Is a fictional novel that was a series television in the first place.
Well the author said in the prologue that he added all the details he wasn’t able to put them on the series television, which I guess make the book full of details (well, I can’t really tell because I didn’t watch the series, I’m judging basing on the author words.) the novel itself wasn’t that bad, maybe it’s too long with a lot of irrelevant details and characters.

The idea seems a classical fiction of a city under the city, it wasn’t too innovative, and the purpose of the story itself wasn’t so clear.

But in the other hand with a little thinking, we can tell that maybe the author want to tell us about the choices someone makes in his life.
From the chapter one when richard choose to help door even when the cost was his own life , sometimes the choice is hard between confort or meaningful life, maybe the life of Richard mayhew in London above was safe but it was meaningless. this is why in the end of the story he choose to return to the undercity, even if it’s much more dangerous but it has a meaning and a purpose for him.

Personally the part the I liked the most is Richard passing the ordeal, a reader can imagine that the ordeal will be facing some beast or monster, but it was nothing of that it was simply facing himself, maybe the most difficult ordeal for us as human is facing ourselves, our thoughts and memories.
Maybe the most scary thing is to submerge in the void, listening to ourselves.

I think that the whole story is about  people who look for meaning , safety, or simply they were looking for who they really are. or at least this is how I see it.

Enjoy the novel guys.




Review on “Les Thanatonautes-Bernard werber”

The book is a story of a group of people who want to explore what it’s death exactly, so they started experiment under the supervision of the president of the state who became interested in the subject after have lived a near death experience,The group of scientist, start the journey and they arrived finally to discover the death-land. The book tells stories about the changes happened in the life of the members of the group what they have learned and the changes affected the whole world after the exploration of the death-land and its impact.

Honestly, I didn’t like the book, it wasn’t impressive, he made it so long.
That were a lot of irrelevant events and information, the science fiction incorporation weren’t successful, because what he was talking about, wasn’t even science.
He made the death world so materialistic, well, I can say that maybe he wants us to conclude that what it’s meant to be hidden from us, we should keep it hidden.
I can extract two or three main ideas, that drew my attention:
1- people always make things wrong.As soon as people get into the after death land, they start fighting, making commerce, make it a place of profit, and so one. like if the human nature was to ruin everything, even the most sacred things such as death.
2- Knowledge is good in general, but sometimes we should keep hidden, what it’s supposed to be hidden. life was technically stoped after that the people knew the secret of reincarnation cycle. people became lazy, and they took everything like destiny, they believed that this was their fate, and they gave up on life.
3- After all, all the human beings are alike, it’s revealed from the different mythology presenting the same essences of ideas, the core of all religions and philosophies is the same, it should be something true that the ancient had known it, and we are not able to see it, because of the lifestyle we created.

Short review on Einstein Enigma

A few days before I wrote a short review on the Einstein Enigma, that was before I finish the reading of the book, now I just finished it.
And I still think that it’s a good book I liked the way he insert philosophy and science, but I waited for something much stronger more credible and I waited for a real formula. the events are poor, the writer did not focus on the drama or action side. He concentrated more on the philosophical questions and answers.
There is so much repetition of ideas, he talks about the same principle for so many times (with his father, with Ariana, with, with Louis…), for example the idea of the software and hardware was repeated in all over the book, which make it annoying at some point despite the beauty of the idea.
There is a lot of physics, if a reader who have not idea about physics and don’t like them it may be rapidly disinterested.
Beside the argumentation is based on an egocentric vision on the existing of humanity like if we are sure that we are the only intelligence in the universe, and the ultimate form of it.
The argument is forced to meet his point of view, after all he did not prove the intention of the creation.
The comparisation between the oriental philosophy and science, is pretty and it’s an opportunity for people to understand and to know more about those philosophies but still everything he presented is an hypothesis.

The Einstein enigma

The god formula

I’m still reading the book and it’s not yet finished , I admit that the writer have a new way to perceive things and I like it , but but what I did not appreciate is his certainty when he talks in the video attached , There is nothing can be considered as absolute including the answers presented in the book
Anyway ,  Dos Santos  has wittily, made a duality between science and the succession of events in the story.

languages difficulties

Language is just a way to communicate, it’s not science, it’s not something fixed or stable
The same language could changes according to time and countries and it would vanish anytime.
I agree that it’s something amazing, but I hate how some people deal with it and how they became so strict about apply its rules.
They make it look difficult; it makes it look ugly
So what if you forget an “e” in French or that thing of “é” and “è” why it should make a big difference.
Or in Italian all those one letter differences, or in Arabic this story of the letter “A” how it changes its form.and we can find such things in almost all languages.
That makes it look hard and ugly, I’ve been studying French for 19 years now and I still not good at it, I know Arabic since I start learning, writing and reading and I still make mistakes on it, I can’t get how people could be perfect at those things. that give me headaches, it’s supposed that rules are made to make life easier but I don’t think so, it makes it complicated for me


The Persians VS Greeks

History is written by the victor , because the greek won the war, everything we know now is related to them  and because they were able to keep and transmit their way of living and their culture ,  what if the persian won how probably the history would be wrote ??

Who I’m , who we are

And sometimes I wonder who I am
I do not see many people  in my age asking this question?
Could that be  because I lagged behind them and was delayed in knowing the answer and they had already discovered it, or  may be they are tired of the search and did not find an answer so they stop looking and decide to forget about it , or it may be that they do not ask at all…And why they would ask in the first place and why they would want to know ? And why I want to know?
isn’t this is the question that exhausted humanity since it existed , so why would I want to know and why i feel upset that the quarter of my life pass in a research for this question and what do represent my age comparing to the age of humanity ?
Who i’m , to know how we are or maybe the opposite is the right way of asking the question who we are so i could know who i’m ?
What do I want from life, or is it why she would want from me ?
I think this is a  funny question , who i’m and who we are so life would want something from us ? maybe life just make fun of us and of our self concentric point of view to the world.
I once heard an astronomical point of view says that we are the universe and that the universe is in us
Other say that we are conscious way  to the univers to understand himself. I think that this is a funny theory too why would  the universe needs to understand himself ?and if this is true , couldn’t he find an other way more sophisticated, intelligent, faster than us ?
I think that if really we are made on the image of the universe we would be made  confused and accused to be in order
# Heresies

The timekeeper

I just finished a book named the timekeeper actually it’s a novel, in this novel the writer tried to tell us to stop worrying about time about the moment to come and to cherish and fully live the present moment. well he tell it by a special way but i think that we are actually dominated by time even if we don’t want to think about it.
It still there and it still dominating , we can’t stop thinking about time while it’s in us .we are the living witness about the time existing, because we are ageing, we change, we are limited by our body capacity,


we can’t stop thinking about time but we can change our perspective to it.
we can decide to live the day for the day without thinking about what will come next. despite this is extreamly hard because our specific thing as intelligent creation is our ability to simulate the future, if we don’t do it it will be like giving up our intelligence.
so i think that the solution is not stop thinking about time, but it’s be aware of it, and be conscious about every minute passing think about are we using it correctly, happily, wisely are we doing something important and worthy of that minute


the most important word in the definition ,for me, is “to achieve a goal”, without a goal you are not a conscious human being
Human consciousness is a specific form of consciousness that creates a model of the world and then simulates it in time, by evaluating the past to simulate the future. This requires mediating and evaluating many feedback loops in order to make a decision to achieve a goal.(Michio Kaku-the future of the mind )

Future of the mind

that moment when you discover that what you passed three years from your life studying it (without even understand it quit enough , or be aware of it’s beauty and power) was just an experiment for a high school boy.

In high school, for instance, I became aware of a new form of matter, called antimatter, and decided to conduct a science project on the topic. As it is one of the most exotic substances on Earth, I had to appeal to the old Atomic Energy Commission just to obtain a tiny quantity of sodium-22, a substance that naturally emits a positive electron (antielectron, or positron). With my small sample in hand, I was able to build a cloud chamber and powerful magnetic field that allowed me to photograph the trails of vapor
left by antimatter particles. I didn’t know it at the time, but sodium-22 would soon become instrumental in a new technology, called PET (positron emission tomography), which has since given us startling new insights into the thinking brain. Yet another technology I experimented with in high school was magnetic resonance. I attended a lecture by Felix Bloch of Stanford University, who shared the 1952 Nobel Prize for Physics with Edward Purcell for the discovery of nuclear magnetic resonance. Dr. Bloch explained to us high school kids that if you had a powerful magnetic field, the
atoms would align vertically in that field like compass needles. Then if you applied a radio pulse to these atoms at a precise resonant frequency, you could make them flip over. When they eventually flipped back, they would emit another pulse, like an echo, which would allow you to determine the identity of these atoms. (Later, I used the principle of magnetic resonance to build a 2.3-million-electron-volt particle accelerator in my mom’s garage.)
Michio kaku – the future of the mind