Yay! More people get it! Read the Writing has a great review of Death from the Skies!
The chapters are brief, to the point, and for the most part endlessly entertaining. Plait’s casual style that you may have seen in his YouTube clips from Bad Astronomy flows well onto the page. The book is written for the layperson, so the science and physics is down to Earth and relayed in the simplest terms so that even a basic grounding in high school science should help you breeze through the explanations.
While a little bit disturbing, it’s not really too frightening. Most of the events described, while happening every day in the universe, have a very low chance of befalling the planet in our lifetime.
Ah, that feels good. You'd think I'd get tired of all these positive reviews of people who love the book and tell others to read it, but as it turns out, not so much.
So heed their reviews! Look over there on the right, in the sidebar, with the big orange and red picture of the book. See those links? You know what to do.
And it makes a great Valentine's Day present.