In the zone

I’ve been reading Walter Isaacson’s biography Einstein of late and enjoying it very much.  (Although even it’s non-mathematical description of relativity has pushed my understanding to the limit.)  At noon today, I dove into the book and disappeared within it.  I read 35 pages during my lunch hour, which for me is impressive for non-fiction.  Moreover, I was completely absorbed by it.  I felt as though I was participating in the events taking place in 1933, that I could see them unfolding around me, that I could hear Einstein’s voice, and perhaps even understand some of what he must have been feeling during that frightening and tumultuous time.

Now that’s what I call good writing.

About Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.