Einstein in the Attic by Dana Dargos & Said Al Bizri - Book Review

Saturday, February 11, 2023


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Set against the backdrop of the war between science and God, reason and faith, Einstein in the Attic is the story of one scientist’s search for truth and meaning when faced with the ultimate question: Is there a God? Fleeing war-torn Lebanon, Adam Reemi’s faith is shaken by the hardships he has endured, but when he and a colleague successfully construct a nano hadron collider, and using sound waves, Adam finds unheard-of power at his fingertips. To help him answer the greatest question mankind has ever posed, he zaps the best philosophical minds of all time–namely Albert Einstein, Isaac Newton, Soren Kierkegaard, and Baruch Spinoza–from the past and into his attic. Not all goes according to plan, however, and Adam finds himself in a race against time to formulate an answer to the question of intelligent design… or risk losing everything. -Goodreads

*I received an e-ARC of this book from the author. All opinions are my own.*

It can be challenging to write a review of a book you didn't like, even if it wasn't a bad one. I just couldn't connect to it. Einstein in the Attic by Dana Dargos and Said Al Bizri is an adventurous science fiction novel that sounds like it would be right up my alley. However, the combination of the slow pacing and an extremely whiny and pretentious main character left me struggling to finish this book. This is totally a "me" thing, though, as Einstein in the Attic is actually very well written. I just prefer medium pacing and have a need to connect with or at least understand the main character. If I don't, or, even worse, find them annoying, I tune out. 

Rating:★★★☆☆ 3/5

Should you read it?

There's definitely a demographic for this book, but it definitely wasn't me. The book has a lot of science and philosophy, so if you enjoy long-winded conversations about both, this may be a good pick for you. 

Book & Author Information: Goodreads

Published: January 31, 2022


Dana Dargos: Goodreads, Twitter, Official

Said Al Bizri: Goodreads

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