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Blood Meridian
Blood Meridian
by Cormac McCarthy
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.29

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pure genius, 23 July 2010
This review is from: Blood Meridian (Paperback)
I read this novel after reading The Road and I can honestly say it reads with an even greater beauty, power and brutality than The Road. As with most of McCarthy's fiction what really raises the story from pointless mundane violence is the amazing power of the prose. The metaphors are eye-popping and the terrible desolation and vastness of the setting is perfectly captured by his writing. The apocalyptic nature of the novel and the grotesque descriptions of cruelty mean it's as if both this novel and The Road were set in the same world, fueled by the same fears and same cruel core of man. However don't expect any 'The Man' or 'The Boy' characters (as in The Road) with which to place all of your hopes on, or which provide a ray of light in the horrific darkeness of the story, all the characters are utterly evil and the story relentessly cynical and depraved. However this does not detract from the fact that the novel is simply a masterpiece, one of the best of the last century.


Wonders of Numbers: Adventures in Mathematics, Mind, and Meaning
Wonders of Numbers: Adventures in Mathematics, Mind, and Meaning
by Clifford A. Pickover
Edition: Paperback
Price: £17.99

1 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book, even for those who hate maths!, 19 Mar 2007
Wonders of numbers is true genius, in single book it proves that God exists, how maths will be used to make contact with aliens, how to solve the incredibly fiendish dudly triangle and how numbers and formulae are truly the key to the universe. thanks to this book I have a Doctorate in mathematics


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