Totally Random: Why Nobody Understands Quantum Mechanics

Tanya Bub, Jeffrey Bub

Discover the mind-boggling world of quantum mechanics in a comic book that promises a fun and captivating adventure! As quantum technology becomes increasingly prevalent, this book aims to bridge the gap between the complex theory and our everyday understanding.

From the moment I started reading, I was drawn in by the unique visual style and engaging characters. The first quantum adventure, which used quantum coins as an analogy to explain entanglement, set the stage for a clear and intriguing journey.

The authors have cleverly intertwined humor and chaos, mirroring the inherent madness of quantum physics. However, those unfamiliar with the historical background may miss out on the subtle puns and ironies woven into the conversations between the characters. Additionally, the humor can become tiresome, relying heavily on juvenile humor that may not appeal to everyone.

Unfortunately, the book falls short in effectively conveying the principles of quantum physics to beginners. There is a risk that casual readers may exit the journey without gaining a solid understanding of the subject, and even perceive it as entirely incomprehensible. This misconstrued perception only reinforces the notion that quantum physics is a crazy and unfathomable discipline, which is far from the truth.

In conclusion, while the book provides some amusement and indulges readers in whimsical scenarios with famous physicists, it lacks the substance needed to truly grasp the science behind it. If you already possess some knowledge and enjoy a wild journey sprinkled with humor, you may find this book entertaining. However, if you’re seeking to learn about physics or the history of quantum physics, this comic may disappoint.