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.
le 24 juillet 2016
Simon Singh, (auteur de Histoire des codes secrets [un livre qui vaut le coup d'oeil]), revient avec un ouvrage léger, dévoilant les références aux mathématiques issues de l’univers de Springfield. L’équipe de Matt Groening recèle de passionnés de mathématiques, tous plus diplômés les uns que les autres, qui ne résistent pas à l’envie d’aborder de manière subliminale leurs sujets favoris.
Bien pour la détente, mais on survole les différents thèmes plutôt qu’on ne les approfondit.