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le 20 novembre 2013
Having stumbled on 'the code book' and then avidly reading anything else by Simon Singh, I was excited to hear he had a new book out.
As ever, it is an engaging read, witty, scientific and well explained. However I have to say that there is something decidedly missing. I believe the author had a lot of fun writing this book, and this shows through.
However all the previous books wholly written by this author to date have all had a single theme and destination. I believe the jumping around of many topics and not having a definitive subject (other than watching hundreds and dissecting tens of episodes) is a real crimp.
That being said for the geeky types in general that have not read his previous works, and for the Simpsons fan with a mathematical bent, please buy, read, enjoy.
Its a great book by a normal author standard, just not up to Mr Singh's usual enthralling science adventure.