Study Guide

Bomb: The Race to Build-and Steal-the Worlds Most Dangerous Weapon Tough-o-Meter

By Steve Sheinkin

Tough-o-Meter

(7) Snow Line

When it comes down to it, Bomb is a pretty difficult read. The prose itself isn't that hard to understand, but there are more characters to keep track of than in A Game of Thrones. Okay, not really—nobody creates more characters than George R.R. Martin, but you can catch our drift. With so names to keep straight, plus a bounty of subplots dealing with spies and double agents, things can get pretty confusing. It's also necessary to have a basic idea of physics and how atoms work, so if splitting molecules isn't something you do in your spare time, this book is a bit of a challenge.

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