1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Ok, so some people feel a bit put out because there are pages and pages of prime numbers and stings of $ signs with little to do with the plot...but few people I know knock the quality of the story.
If you come across a half dozen pages of prime numbers you simply just keep flipping through until you get back to the plot. It's not like you've hit a boring 20 minute monologue/dream sequence in a movie or had your experience interupted by an ad break.
I agree that this could be slimmed down to a short story. If I was buying by the page, or by the kilo I might feel hard done by, but to me what's important is that it's a good story. If the author chooses to wrap it… Read more
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I completely agree with (what is at the moment) the only other customer review of this book. Don't buy this book. I'm just slightly puzzled that they nonetheless gave it a 5 star rating.
The first chapter involves the author writing how clever *he* is, then we have a few more chapters the content of which seems to mix and repeat what little facts are known as if they were seperate articles, not part of a book.
Then we have the film and 'Cracker' synposes. Well, I liked Cracker, and it was nice to be reminded of the stories, but for god's sake, I read this book in one sitting and could put all the Coltrane data onto the back of a beermat.
Perhaps the one good thing about… Read more