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ISBN: 1415959706 / ISBN-13: 9781415959701

The Last Theorem

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  • The Last Theorem (Books on Tape) – Audiobook CD (2008)
    by Arthur C Clarke, Frederick Pohl, Mark Bramhall (Read by)

    The Last Theorem

    Audiobook CD, Books on Tape
    2008
    English
    Bot Exclusive ed.

    ISBN: 1415959706
    ISBN-13: 9781415959701

    Two of science fiction's most renowned writers join forces for a storytelling sensation. The historic collaboration between Frederik Pohl and his fellow founding father of the genre, Arthur C. Clarke, is both a momentous literary event and a fittingly grand farewell from the late, great visionary author of 2001: A Space Odyssey. The Last Theorem""is a story of one man's mathematical obsession, and a celebration of the human spirit and the scientific method. It is also a gripping intellectual thriller in which humanity, ... Show more

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Overall customer rating: 3.000
TheOtherBill

Starts fast, but slows towards end.

by TheOtherBill on Oct 30, 2008

I would recommend this book with some reservations. For SF readers, the book is a "must read" by a pair of the great names in the genre. The pluses are intriguing ideas and polished writing--but it was difficult for me care about what happened to the characters after 200 pages. The book becomes more of an essay (or allegory) than a novel. Character and pacing were sacrificed to concept. The book might have been better if an editor could have convinced these two legendary authors to cut out 100 or even 150 pages from what is probably their last book (Clark died in 2008 and Pohl was in his 80's or 90's)--but they wanted to get in their last word. The writers set the stage very well in the early chapters, but they didn't sustain my concern for their characters as people, and the pacing did not propel the narrative. With those problems the book could not overcome the lack of suspense--the ending always seemed inevitable.

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