I wanted to enjoy this book. I mean, I really did – the premise is really good:

Why time seems to pass at different speeds and how to control it

That’s the tag line on the cover. And it does sound interesting – a quick stroll through the psychological processes that make time seem to shrink or expand. And the first part is exactly that: it postulates a series of laws that govern how human mind perceives time, and then goes into detail with evidence to back up these assertions. Along the way, there’s fascinating detail that explains why children experience time as longer, and how adults feel that the years are passing quickly.

And all of this psychological insight is fascinating, but around chapter six, the “how to control it” part kicks in. Read more