Surely You're Joking, Mr Feynman!


Richard Feynman


Autobiographical, anecdote, science



Own and read.

First read (April - August 2011)Edit

11 08 24 Surely You're Joking, Mr Feynman!

Finished - 24th August 2011


1992 paperback Vintage edition, bought new by myself. 332 pages, 39 lines per page, 27 blank pages. 722240 characters total[1], giving it 375 'standard' pages.


One of a handful of books by/about Richard Feynman that I want to read. I think this one is the most often mentioned, but not the one I personally first heard of and decided to read.

Bought from Amazon on April 4th 2011 after reading about the Star Wars: Episode III novelisation on and deciding to buy it, I'd been thinking of just buying a Feynman book around that time and added it to the order.

Read the first few chapters on 26/04/2011 while at home. Though it was a bit disjointed and strange at first, I enjoyed some of the stories and we'll see how it goes on :)

Update 08/05/2011: Have read up to page 96 now, stories continue to be quite random and not all particularly interesting :P But it's fine.

Started reading it again on holiday in Northumberland, finishing on the 24th of August 2011. There were some good stories and it was readable, but I imagine it's MUCH better to hear him telling the stories himself. Hoping the other books are better.



Reading RecordEdit

Previous book: Michael Crichton, Jurassic Park

Next book: Charles Dickens, Bleak House (first attempt)

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  1. Based on 2368 characters on page 147 according to Notepad++.

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