RaveNewScientistFor a book on a seemingly grim subject, it made me chuckle on many occasions, particularly the footnotes, which read like a director making snarky asides about her own film. The main text is more like an animated discussion with your favourite quirky and brilliant professor. Its references range from William Shakespeare and Nicolaus Copernicus to Friedrich Nietzsche and modern science fiction ... What stands out most is Mack’s pure enjoyment of physics, and it is contagious ... As I spend a lot of my time reading about cosmology and speaking to cosmologists about these issues, I didn’t expect to learn too many new facts and concepts. I was pleasantly surprised. I learned a great deal ... Mack’s explanations range from the colossal (galaxies colliding) to the seemingly humdrum (why air conditioners are bad for the environment), and she seems to have unending curiosity and enthusiasm for all of it ... Like any physics book, there are areas that are somewhat confusing...But overall, the clarity was refreshing ... It is also refreshing, the state of the world being what it is right now, to read about something larger ... If you need a moment to be distracted from everyday life and journey to the deep cosmic future, I highly recommend The End of Everything.