Came across like a highly condensed Trivia Pursuit but in a self-depreciating/ irreverent way. Though I didn’t find the humour particularly funny, it’s a quick read of known and lesser-known facts.

Topics covered include events, personalities, concepts/ theories etc from various disciplines, E.g. Physics (Theory of relativity, wormholes, explained in a concise way), economics, technology, business, religion (patron saints).

I liked the chapter covering the greatest literary works (in the Western world) and why they were considered important. The one liner on Hemmingway’s For Whom The Bell Tolls was the one thing that I laughed, for some reason (“because it rolls for thee, man”).