A Doubter's Almanac by Ethan Canin

A Doubter's Almanac

Ethan Canin

Milo is a charismatic mathematical genius, with the ability to use this genius to make billions of dollars, but who appears not to understand how his obsessions affect his family. And trust me, you don't have to be at all numerate to be gripped by this spellbinding story of love and rivalry across three generations. I couldn't put it down.

Extract

A few minutes later, just after she'd climaxed ... he reached for her hand. But just as his fingers found hers, he realised that he'd reversed a pair of Boolean operators in the middle part of the program. By the time he'd typed in the correction at his desk, she was sobbing.

Parallels
  • The Fear Index by Robert Harris
  • Measuring the World by Daniel Kehlmann
  • Stone's Fall by Iain Pears

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