Literary reviews by Tim Love.
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Friday, 25 March 2011

"Uncle Petros and Goldbach's Conjecture" by Apostolos Doxiadis (Faber and Faber, 2000)

I've read about the real-life mathematicians mentioned in this book - Hardy, Godel, Ramanujan, etc. Maybe that's why I saw little worthwhile in this novel. Why did Faber publish it?

There's a typo on p.129 - it says 2**(2**2)+1 is 257. The footnote's right though.

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1 comment:

  1. Yup, this novel didn't do anything for me either. Shame.