Top positive review
Recommended if you like mathematics
22 December 2017
I've read quantum theory a few times from different authors with many perspectives. no where had it been better elucidated than by Susskind. Quantum being what it is, is not graspable to the human mind, as we have no experience dealing with quantum effects. So the author takes a different approach - through the mathematics - which is stunningly simplified. I could actually follow the math to a large extent, even if i couldn't work out out independently.
The nice part is that the author knows what is important - he actually takes many chapters just to explain what is meant by State in the quantum paradigm. This is stark contrast to many authors who work backwards from the most famous quantum results.
Overall highly recommend for an enthusiastic amateur. Wont help you crack your entrance exam but will help you understand the nature of reality (to the extent that quantum theory can describe it)!