18 May 2008

Poisoned Apples and Other diversions

This Thing of Darkness by Harry Thompson

Fictionalised story of two great thinkers (Charles Darwin, Robert Fitzroy) whose minds and ideas spiral around each other's through their parallel, intertwined and tortured lives.

Their ideas changed the world but the world didn't thank them for it; with genius came madness, sadness and suicide.

Funny, Distracting, Absorbing, Inspiring 9/10



A Madman Dreams of Turing Machines by Janna Levin

Fictionalised story of two great thinkers (Alan Turing, Kurt Godel) whose minds and ideas spiral around each other's through their parallel, intertwined and tortured lives.

Their ideas changed the world but the world didn't thank them for it; with genius came madness, sadness and suicide.

Funny, Distracting, Absorbing, Inspiring and self-referential 8/10

The odd thing: I picked up this book hard on the heels of Thing of Darkness, thinking it would make a change.

1 comment:

DARPP-32 said...

It's all my fault :-(