although it is primo levy, this book is not about the holocaust but about work. when you read levi's book you get inspired from his obsession with his work (he was a chemist). this is importnat because in our world you can't really separate between work (meaning a career) and leisure. they both infiltrate one another. so the best thing to do is not to resist the intermingling of them both so work becomes leisure and vica vera. in your work you pebble little havens where you find refuge from work, and in its turn you get the best solutions when you are brushing your teeth before turning to bed. my point is that this book, besides been written fabulously and besides of it telling great stories is that it is relevant more than ever to our era.
Primo Levi's The Periodic Table was, I will admit, a very difficult book for me to read, primarily because I'm not schooled in chemistry and am not at all familiar with the Periodic Table. Sad but true. The idea of the book, however, peeked my interest in the sense that Levi tells his life story through the use of the elements, and it is quite a life history. Telling his absorbing yet horrifying story through 21 autobiographical vignettes or short stories, each chapter … more