The Infinities

The Infinities

Large Print - 2010
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On a languid midsummer's day in the countryside, old Adam Godley, a renowned theoretical mathematician, is dying. His family has gathered at his bedside: his son Adam, his daughter Petra, their stepmother Ursula, and Petra's "young man." But they are not alone in their vigil. Around them hovers a family of mischievous immortals, among them Zeus, Pan, and Hermes -- the genial and omniscient narrator. As old Adam's days on earth run down, these unearthly beings start to stir up trouble -- to sometimes wildly unintended effect.
Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2010, c2009
Edition: Large print ed
ISBN: 9781410428523
1410428524
Branch Call Number: LPF BAN NVD
Characteristics: 395 p. (large print) ; 23 cm

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shapjul
Sep 11, 2010

I enjoyed this book, which is much more about character and writing than it is about action. There were touches that bothered me (why does this need to be in an age where there is cold fusion?) but for the most part, I read it eagerly, if at a leisurely pace. I wouldn't say it would be a good travel book--it's not engrossing that way. But for a few pages before bed, unlikely to keep you awake, I'd recommend it.

A truly trivial point: Both library journal and the book jacket have it wrong, I think. Ursula is not a step-mother. Someone here (it could be me?) didn't read carefully enough.

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