Friends this is my review of the book The Sensorium of God by Stuart Clark, which I read recently. This is the second book in his series of books about great historical astronomers. He adds a layer of fiction to the facts making a really interesting read.
The three astronomers that are the subject of this book are Isaac Newton, Robert Hooke and Edmond Halley. Stuart manages to weave a tale of fiction one assumes based on documented truth of arguments, theft of ideas, and long held grudges and resentment.
The main thrust of the book is that Isaac Newton stole some of his ideas from Robert Hooke and passed them off as his own, and the consequences of this. I have no idea if this is true or not, but it does make a very good read.
Stuart has evidently done a lot of research into his subjects, and the time that they lived, the late 1600's and has portrayed, a very realistic story, making a very enjoyable read.
This was book two in the Sky's Dark Labyrinth trilogy and having now read the first two books I am looking forward to reading the final one.
Though the book is full of factual discoveries I am still putting it down as a work of fiction, all be it historical fiction. So this was book 41 week 31 fiction 38 (10 on audio) non fiction 3
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