Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The Oxford Murders, by Guillermo Martinez

When Blackstone Audio sells an audio book for $5.00, it is a fair indicator of its quality.  This book about an Argentinian mathematician who comes to study at Oxford during the 1990s has a clever mystery at its core, but it lacks heart.  Maybe if I knew something about mathematics, I wouldn't have tuned out during the expositions on math history and science.  But maybe then I would have been stating the obvious.  It was equal parts boring and distasteful.  It appears that the mathematicians and those who were able to read it in Spanish like it better.

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