Monday, May 04, 2009

Non-Buyer's Pleasance

While in Seattle, I almost bought Mathematicians in Love by Rudy Rucker (also here). I finished it this evening, and I'm glad I didn't buy it.

I can say that I read the book.

And that's about all I can say. I had hopes for it based on it's jacket description, but wow did it just kind of peter out.

it starts in an alternate world, and the events and such there are intriguing as well as some of the topological math and science brought into the story.

Then about halfway through it gets weird.

Then it settles down in a second alternate world.

Then it get even weirder.

And then it fizzles.

I suppose you could say that it ties things up nicely, but It was reminiscent of a Roman candle that gives great eruptions until the last one that just...

pffft.

1 comment:

Rudy Rucker said...

Unfortunately for me, I happened across this post.

It's very discouraging to see a reaction like this to my work. Believe it or not, I thought quite a bit about the plot and the ending.

Oh well, you can't please everyone.

Maybe you shouldn't try to read any more of my books!

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