This is my review of the book The Sky's Dark Labyrinth by Stuart Clark, which I have read recently.
Last Autumn I was fortunate to hear Stuart Clark giving a talk about his latest book at the time at the Wigtown Book Festival, http://www.wigtownbookfestival.com/ and though we did not buy that book we did buy this one.
Being interested in astronomy and history I found the book fascinating. Stuart has managed to paint a vivid picture of life in the early 1600's, making the characters come alive.
The book is about two great astronomers Johannes Kepler, and Galileo Galilei and their quest to proclaim the truth as they understood it. They become caught up in a web of intrigue, civil war, face persecution, and excommunication as heretics.
They challenge the official view by the Church of Roman as to how the universe runs, in so much as they dare to suggest that the Earth is not at the centre of things.
This is a detailed book giving a thrilling portrayal of the struggles Kepler and Galileo went through over thirty plus years, during very turbulent times in European history.
A fascinating enjoyable book This was book 3 week 2 – fiction 3 (0 on audio) non fiction 0
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