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  • Paperback: 244 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Trade (15 Aug. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0812974425
  • ISBN-13: 978-0812974423
  • Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 1.5 x 20.3 cm
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,246,467 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"A jangle of provocative absurdities playing off a pair of lovers so winning that readers, like the audiences at the old Hollywood romantic comedies, will all but rent ladders to uncross the stars that guide and misguide their efforts.... [Schrodinger's Ball is] a romantic fantasy in three-quarter time, as brainy as it is airy, and unhinged either way."
-The New York Times

"Felber has done the impossible: he's made quantum theory seem hysterically funny and Cambridge, Massachusetts seem like a place of strange magic. Schrödinger's Ball is a great read that will blind you with science and laughter."
-Chris Regan, writer for The Daily Show and co-author of America (The Book)

"[A] crackling comic novel...[Felber] frolics in the fields of science....His wit and linguistic acrobatics make this clever mind-bender worth the ride."
-Booklist

"It's smart, it's funny, it's got heart. All this and an umlaut too! Schrödinger's Ball is thoroughly lively."
-Roy Blount Jr., author of Roy Blount's Book of Southern Humor

"If Einstein and John Cleese had written a novel together, this would be it. Felber creates a world that is both completely real and totally enchanted. Tender, hilarious, and packed with delightful surprises, Schrödinger's Ball is even more original than other really original books."
-Joseph Weisberg, author of Tenth Grade

"There's no uncertainty about it. Schrödinger's Ball once and for all proves the Adam Felber theory of comic novel writing: a book can be rollickingly funny, sharply satirical, romantic, and endearing-and involve quantum physics."
-Mo Rocca, author of All the Presidents' Pets: The Story of One Reporter Who Refused to Roll Over

"Schrödinger's Ball is as funny as hell, charming and kind, and perceptive and moving. Adam Felber has an amazing feel for the interior lives of his characters, even while using the shifting points-of-view of a David Foster Wallace."
-Peter Sagal, host of NPR's Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me!

"[A] raucous, willfully absurd debut...designed to expose the beautiful randomness of existence....Felber has embraced postmodern fiction's favorite themes...and turned it into a work of broad comedy instead of a fit of fatalistic handwringing."
-Kirkus Reviews

"Few novels attempting a deliberately bad explanation of the uncertainty principle could surpass this inspired romp....Felber's debut is illogically, warmly entertaining."
-Publishers Weekly

About the Author

Adam Felber writes and performs for screens of all sizes and resolutions, performs improv and sketch comedy at venues around the country, and can be heard regularly on NPR's Wait Wait . . . Don't Tell Me and occasionally on This American Life. His TV credits include The Daily Show, The Apprentice, Cameron Diaz's MTV travel show Trippin', PBS's Arthur and Wishbone, and The Smoking Gun. He lives in Hollywood, California.


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