The Unimportance of Time or Plot
by Cordelia on May 14, 2009"The Housekeeper and the Professor" is one o those novels that say in one's mind long after reading other books. The mathematics are puzzling and I gave up trying to keep up with the theorems after awhile; but that didn't matter, as the professor's predicament was a metaphor for how most of us live, unable to fully realize more than 80 minute segments. The human mind can only absorb and react to so much information that comes streaming our way, so we push other information to the rear of our consciousness. Often we appear uncaring, as did he professor. The plot is of minimal importance as the book is a philosophical polemic, and a fascinating one at that.
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