Dr Kane has written one of the clearest descriptions of string theory and supersymetry available to the layman. His language and style in explaining these difficult concepts is engaging and enlightening. From the viewpoint of one with a modest formal education, supplemented by industrial experience, no other author has come close to his achievement in explaining advanced physics. It is because of this splendid exposition that this book deserves a high rating.
Unhappily, the last decades have seen a consistent failure, through multiple generations of more powerful and costly accelerators, to obtain any of his predicited experimental confirmation of his theories. His continued enthusiam for this failed project is remeniscent of Blondlot's N-rays. His failure to even mention these experimental failures is glaring. Perhaps he hopes it will make his book sales better.
For Dr Kane to promote his book is one thing, but the system itself is broken when leading scientists praise him as he sweeps the unwelocme facts under the rug. One reads claims that scientists are open to adverse data, but admitting mistakes is not how human nature works. Thus the gushing editorial reviews of Professors Brian Greene and David Gross are remarkable. One can sympathize with these once revered scientists, who have grown old to find they wasted their careers (however comfortable), and other people's dollars, on string theory. But one wonders, why are they in denial, and in 2013, who are they still trying to kid?