Lightman is an artist who paints with the notion of time
Los Angeles Times on Einstein's Dreams
Searching for Stars on an Island in Maine is a splendid read in its entirety. Complement it with Carl Sagan on science and spirituality, Richard Feynman on why uncertainty is essential for morality, and Simone de Beauvoir on the moral courage of nonbelief, then revisit Lightman on the transcendence of creative work and his poetic ode to science and the unknown.
Brainpickings on Searching For Stars On An Island In Maine
Lightman’s illuminating language and crisp imagery aim to ignite a sense of wonder in any reader who’s ever pondered the universe, our world, and the nature of human consciousness.
on Searching For Stars On An Island In Maine
[Lightman's] discursive method is full of insight into some of the mysteries of the physical world, as well as the physics of mystery.
The Guardian on Searching For Stars On An Island In Maine
[Lightman's] elegant and evocative prose draws in the reader, and I felt as if I were strolling alongside the author while he thought aloud.
The Wall Street Journal on Searching For Stars On An Island In Maine