Now, before you think I'm dropping a 1 star rating on this, think again. I believe for the genre and audience it's intended, it's very well written. It's highly intelligent, sophisticated and intricate. It's intriguing to me that the author, a mathematician and scientist of natural philosophy embarked into the fictional world. In my experience, limited at best, mathematical equations root a person into a formula as does science. Yet, the author takes his reader on a mystery, murder, plotted story with mathematics being the competition.
So... my thoughts?
- For a mathematical nitwit, it was very difficult for me to follow.
- The writing instantly struck me as philosophical so when I read the author's bio, it all made sense
- The story is very detailed (as are mathematics), therefore for myself, I found myself chewing and chewing and chewing like one chews a carrot and not quite sure how to swallow
- Prose--at times the writer's voice was poetic at times I had no idea what was being said/described
- It's a thick book, wordy and heady
Do you have a super duper intellectual in your family? This might be right up their alley. Are you interested in light reading, this is NOT a sip coffee by the fireside book...unless, you're an intellectual :)
So, am I giving away a copy? In Coffee Cups and Camisoles tradition, I absolute am!! If you want to take a stab at an entirely different style of book, drop a comment and I'll pull a winner and announce it on Monday! :)
What types of books do you enjoy? Super light and fluffy or ones requiring an IQ higher than my own?