"I am decidedly in awe of this book. It is simply the best, straightforward description of physics I have ever read.".. .then I have already bought the book (Inventing Reality: Physics as Language by Bruce Gregory)
..even though it's out of print!
(sad, but the good news is it's a penny on Amazon_
See Clegg's review of the book here.
In a blog post: (Is there a law of the excluded middle?)