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Review: The Indian Clerk

User Review  - Stephen - Goodreads

I cannot recall with clarity how I first became aware of The Indian Clerk by David Leavitt. NPR? Amazon? Whatever the case, I am very glad that I followed up on the lead. The title is in reference to ... Read full review

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User Review  - Becky Powell - Goodreads

Archimedes will be remembered when Aeschylus is forgotten, because languages die and mathematical ideas do not. “Immortality” may be a silly word, but probably a mathematician has the best chance of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Amy Jo Cousins - Goodreads

Loving this book, although at the moment I cannot find it. Slipped under the bed perhaps? Quite a bit later on: I very much enjoyed this book, in much the same way that I loved Colm Toibin's The ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jonathan - Goodreads

This is an ambitious book that succeeds on great characterization and Leavitt's highly readable prose. Leavitt manages to juggle numerous characters, and he tells his story from multiple perspectives ... Read full review

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User Review  - Linda - Goodreads

I kept having to come back to this book. It's not an easy read. But I've always wanted to learn more about Ramanujan since I learned about while working in the UCLA Philosophy department while going ... Read full review

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User Review  - Brenda - Goodreads

I can't believe how much I liked this book. It is essentially a fictional biography of mathmaticians--who could possibly care about them? But the author entices you along with fascinating pictures of English intellectual life. And then you get to meet the real genius. Fascinating. Read full review

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User Review  - Robyn - Goodreads

This, unlike Four Spirits, is a successful novel based on historical material. I don't know much about this time period of Cambridge or mathematics, but still found it really engaging. Leavitt dips ... Read full review

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User Review  - AJ - Goodreads

Loving this book, although at the moment I cannot find it. Slipped under the bed perhaps? Quite a bit later on: I very much enjoyed this book, in much the same way that I loved Colm Toibin's The ... Read full review

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User Review  - Racquel - Goodreads

Mathematics is a dance I can only glimpse out of the corner of one eye; I certainly have never picked up the intricate footwork. So, although much of the esoteric escaped me, I still found this book a ... Read full review


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