In “You Suck and I Smell Trouble,” Isaac Walker is a masterful storyteller who peppers his prose with many delightful insights into our society. This tale takes place in 1920s New York City, during the Great Depression. As America’s eyes are upon China, a Chinese man named Wu Liang tries to impress his new American friends by sending them rummage sales of goods that he says are stolen from him by another Chinese. At first, things go well. Two of the friends manage to get their hands on a box full of Chinese pottery, an expensive antique.
Things go bad, however, once they return home. Wu Liang has disappeared, and no evidence of his theft ever surfaces. His possessions are returned, but the two friends find themselves suspicious of each other. They both hire private detectives, but before they can begin their investigation, the police show up and arrest them.
As the investigation deepens, the friends learn that their discoveries could mean big trouble for both men. One detective from the local police department is assigned to the case. He is obsessed with finding the real culprit, and he sets out to visit the strange new friend from New York. When they return, they find that the mystery man has been painting his face.
The name is Albert Einstein. It is a very clever name. When we first meet Albert, he is a bright young man who is intelligent and curious. Later, as he gets older, we see a side of him that is even more fascinating. It is at this point in the story where the true brilliance of Albert is revealed. His theories are so unique and brilliantly explained that his theories become the basis for today’s modern physics.
Walker writes in simple, eloquent language. There is no slandering language here, nor is there unnecessary punctuation. Instead, the writing flows smoothly. Throughout the book, the reader is treated to numerous short stories, each beautifully written and filled with information. These short tales are rich in detail, and each one ends with a logical conclusion.
One of the most interesting parts of the short story collections that is “The Master of All Psychology” is where the author takes his tale of Napoleon Bonaparte and puts it into the context of Einstein’s time and genius. In one short paragraph, we learn how Napoleon Bonaparte, was also a great scientist. In one another essay, Walker puts Einstein in the same light. After reading this second lengthy piece, one can certainly understand both men’s genius. And just like the way the two men were described in this one volume, their roles in society were comparable.
This is a charming little book. It is witty and interesting. It is a quick read. And best of all, it is extremely educative. Many students who have studied the history of science will enjoy this book.
In summary, “The Master of All Psychology” is the third book of a series that traces the development of all psychology from the ancient to the modern era. It is witty and enlightening. It is entertaining. It is intellectually stimulating. Anyone who likes a good story about Napoleon Bonaparte or Einstein should pick up this latest volume.
- In the first section, we learn about the creation of the Universal Mind, or Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity.
- In the second section, we learn about Napoleon’s life and works.
- Finally, in the third section we learn about Einstein’s many contributions to physics and his special theory of relativity.
Each of these three sections is written in a lucid and entertaining style. As I wrote in my review of “The Master of All Psychology,” this is one of those rare trifold books that accurately expresses the author’s thoughts and ideas.
Walton is a fascinating psychologist. One can’t help but wonder how Einstein on one hand came up with his great theories of relativity, and on the other hand created the theory of the Universal Mind. How could such a strange and seemingly illogical man have made such intelligent discoveries? One answer may be that Albert Einstein was a man who sensed how peculiar human beings truly were. It is possible that Einstein discovered the laws of karma and free will, which are necessary for a person to make choices. These discoveries are necessary for understanding the workings of the World; therefore, those who doubt the ability of man to control the universe through sheer will power are surely living in denial.
The master psychologist is a man I deeply respect, and I look forward to future books by him. His insights into the human mind are astoundingly real and come in a great many forms. He gives deep substance to all the visions and hopes we’ve had since man began to walk the earth. “The Master of All Psychology” is therefore a must-read for anyone interested in psychology, in the spirit of Albert Einstein, and even just in the hope of seeing a little more in life. If you have a hard time believing that, read this book, and you’ll believe it.