The Solitude of Prime Numbers

The Solitude of Prime Numbers A bestselling international literary sensation about whether a prime number can ever truly connect with someone else A prime number can only be divided by itself or by one it never truly fits with ano
  • Title: The Solitude of Prime Numbers
  • Author: Paolo Giordano Shaun Whiteside
  • ISBN: 9780670021482
  • Page: 269
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Solitude of Prime Numbers
    A bestselling international literary sensation about whether a prime number can ever truly connect with someone else.A prime number can only be divided by itself or by one it never truly fits with another Alice and Mattia, both primes, are misfits who seem destined to be alone Haunted by childhood tragedies that mark their lives, they cannot reach out to anyone else.A bestselling international literary sensation about whether a prime number can ever truly connect with someone else.A prime number can only be divided by itself or by one it never truly fits with another Alice and Mattia, both primes, are misfits who seem destined to be alone Haunted by childhood tragedies that mark their lives, they cannot reach out to anyone else When Alice and Mattia meet as teenagers, they recognize in each other a kindred, damaged spirit But the mathematically gifted Mattia accepts a research position that takes him thousands of miles away, and the two are forced to separate Then a chance occurrence reunites them and forces a lifetime of concealed emotion to the surface Like Mark Haddon s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time, this is a stunning meditation on loneliness, love, and the weight of childhood experience that is set to become a universal classic.
    The Solitude of Prime Numbers By Paolo Giordano Shaun Whiteside,

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  • Paolo Giordano Shaun Whiteside

    Librarian Note There is than one author in the GoodReads database with this name See this thread for information Paolo Giordano is a professional physicist and is currently working on a doctorate in particle physics The Solitude of Prime Numbers, his first novel, took Italy by storm where it has sold over a million copies It is being translated into twenty languages and has sold all over the world.

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  • This book is going to be big But, people still don t know that, people still haven t heard about Paolo Giordano and his brilliant, brilliant work called, The solitude of prime numbers , which stands on the same magnificent title throne with Kundera s, Unbearable lightness of being And The solitude of prime numbers, easy to say, broke my heart Primary numbers are natural numbers that are divided only with number 1 and itself In this book, in a human form of numbers, Alice and Mattia are separated [...]


  • I finished this book moments ago and find myself irritated instead of thoughtful I want to love this novel, it s unusual, bleak, as real and demanding as gum stuck to your shoe, but there is no payoff for my time spent with it Each painstakingly set up scenario of adolescent and adult angst trauma is left dangling like a series of complicated esher drawings that lead nowhere and are partially erased.The author s style is raw and minimal He s able to occupy a girl woman s psyche as seamlessly as [...]


  • Il libro si presenta compatto, di una lunghezza di circa 30 cm e con un altezza di circa 5 cm ci si scusa per l approssimazione presenta una sovra coperta di carta plastificata raffigurante un immagine di donna all interno di un fitto boscame Se andiamo a togliere la copertina possiamo notare che la parte sottostante rigida e verde con stampigliato a lato il titolo del libro.Possiamo altre s notare che le pagine sono di carta e numerate, l inchiostro di stampa nero, se andiamo a considerare l ol [...]


  • Io non ce l ho con Paolo Giordano perch ha scritto un libro mediocre ed applauditissimo probabilmente per lo stesso motivo.Non ce l ho neppure con l ignoranza del mio Paese che, in termini culturali, credo stia messo su per gi come un trenta per cento degli abitanti delle favelas brasiliane il restante settanta per cento, in loco, si arrabatta per vivere e pensa In Italia, purtroppo, non hanno ancora istituito un master che supplisca a questo inspiegabile deficit educativo.Non ce l ho con una ru [...]


  • The idea is beautiful Compare people to numbers, compare the loneliness of people who don t know how to belong to the otherness of prime numbers, and thus imply that there could be resolution to their alienation because it s part of a logical pattern, and if they can t belong to everyone, at least they can belong to each other.However, other than the fact that Mattia, one of the main characters, is a genius mathematician, and one passage where he introduces the concept of twin prime numbers, the [...]


  • Onvan The Solitude of Prime Numbers Nevisande Paolo Giordano ISBN 670021482 ISBN13 9780670021482 Dar 271 Safhe Saal e Chap 2008


  • Absolute disappointment.One of the worst book I ve ever read.The flatness of the characters is an insult to the reader.


  • His number 2760889966649Her number 2760889966651Apparently, one is not the most loneliest number in the world From the moment I started reading this book, I couldn t put it down it was completely engrossing I can t really begin to think of an accurate way to describe the depth of solitude these two people seemingly want to seek out in their lives because it comforts them All I know is that I found myself relating on so many levels in making stupid decisions, in feeling socially awkward, in being [...]


  • I have read other reviews and many people enjoyed the first half best, as did I I believe the reason being that our youth is bittersweet, even the horrors we suffer from it The early days for a detached Mattia are spoiled by a tragedy he is responsible for I was shocked and saddened by the ramifications a choice made as a child seemed to carry for him One thing I must add, I didn t like how the writer jumped from that tragedy to the future because I really wanted to know what happened in the aft [...]


  • This was embarrassingly bad, and the news that it has met with broad critical acclaim is infinitely depressing Take two damaged stick figures, define each only in terms of their abnormality , surround them with the standard tableau of distant parents, cruel classmates Make liberal use of facile, offensive stereotypes, for instance that the only conceivable career option for the emotionally retarded male basket case is to become a mathematician Because this will allow you to sprinkle in some mumb [...]


  • Despite the glowing reviews, this book was too depressing for me The Italian award winning Physicist author, Paolo Giordano, has a polished minimalist style that I admired, but the characters were, ultimately, so damaged, insular and cold that the book may well have been titled, The Abject Loneliness of Dysfunctional People The real title reflects the mathematical fluke of special primes, prime numbers that are close, such as 13 and 15, but ultimately still separate It also describes the main ch [...]


  • IncredibileMe l hanno prestato, senza che lo chiedessi, anche se prevedevo che, prima o poi, ci sarei cascata, con un titolo cos accattivante Il protagonista, Mattia, un matematico, ma pensa con la testa di un fisico, quella di Giordano Alla fine per la mentalit scientifica si risolve in un atteggiamento maniacale e si riduce a distorsioni mentali La scrittura scorrevole, s La lettura veloce Troppo per i temi narrati I problemi sono seri, le malattie vere, di cui per sembra nessuno pre occuparsi [...]


  • The only experience that can rival reading a really great book is reading a really awful one and ripping it on especially if, like this one, it comes with glowing recommendations Except for some of the writing maybe , this book had absolutely no redeeming feature It was one of the most depressing books I have ever read, with no redemption and completely non endearing self involved characters who were either pathetic, sadistic, or both You didn t want anything good to happen to these people and, [...]


  • Tra i vari demeriti di questo libro, che sono tanti, troppi, ce n uno che pi imperdonabile di tutti gli altri, ed la spocchia con la quale Giordano racconta la storia che racconta, la presunzione di allargarla a ritratto collettivo, in qualche modo rappresentativo di una generazione, o comunque di una parte della stessa che, per quanto frivola, per quanto danneggiata, per quanto supponente e molle, non meritava di essere trattata cos , con questa superficialit , con questa piattezza Profondament [...]


  • Hay libros que estimulan la imaginaci n, libros que se basan en una trama apasionante, llena de viajes a lugares ex ticos o de historias fabulosas, que te permiten pasarlo bien durante un rato, que te ayudan a evadirte del mundo mientras est s imbuido en ellos Y despu s est n los libros de personajes como es el caso de Paolo Giordano y La soledad de los n meros primos Como bien reza la contraportada, Todo el mundo reconocer algo de s mismo en el libro de Giordano, pues el verdadero protagonista [...]


  • While all fiction emanates from the imagination it is rare that a work successfully mimics the language of dreams The Solitude of Prime Numbers comes as close to doing so as any novel I have read in recent memory The incidents of the characters lives are blended together by the young author, Paolo Giordano, in a way that suggests their lives exist, fictionally, on the edge of reality The main characters, Alice and Mattia, are in a state of continual wonder both of the world that surrounds them a [...]


  • This was a an oddly stark book, melancholy in tone, but heartbreakingly beautiful I often read to escape, to feel lighter, but The Solitude of Prime Numbers added weight to my heart, almost unbearably Reading the stories of Alice and Mattia, the two damaged souls at the heart of this book, was a pleasure, but definitely not an escape The translation from Italian is really flawless, I did not see one sentence that seemed awkward I read The Solitude of Prime Numbers last night, but I have a feelin [...]


  • A lovely novel by a gifted author It is a story of a lifelong, ambiguous but inescapable relationship between a intellectually gifted but socially awkward mathematical genius, and a conflicted, anorexic woman with a great sensibility but also with a chronic incapacity to deal with her own life in a positive manner Two kindred, damaged spirits who are attracted to each other by their unique sensibility and by their solitude, but who find it very arduous to fill the existential gap between the two [...]


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  • Por el estilo de narrar y por los personajes solitarios, raros y marginados se me vino a la mente el mundo de Murakami, y quiz por eso enganch r pido y no solt el libro hasta la ltima p gina.Por los comentarios que le pens que iba a perder mi tiempo ley ndolo, suerte que no fue as.Al estar acostumbrada a finales abiertos, inconclusos y hasta dudosos no me hizo ruido que este terminara de tal manera Adem s ya la premisa de los n meros primos te daba la idea de que no iba a ser un final de cuentos [...]


  • Yep a year later, still a solid 5 stars.I love it when I get rocked unexpectedly by a book The characters in this book so drew me in and seemed so utterly real even though the book spans a couple of decades and alternates between the male and female protagonists.On top of that, was the sheer beauty of the writing Every so often, I would read a sentence stop and realize Wow, that was incredible and would have to read it again Given that it was written originally in Italian, part of me wondered if [...]


  • N o foi um livro f cil, foi antes um mergulho em guas profundas e turvas.Toda a gente conhece ou pelo menos j ouviu falar de casos como os que foram aqui expostos.Eu conhe o E sei a luta que se trava para chegar a estes mi dos Familiares, professores, amigos, esbarram em muros de sil ncio onde ningu m penetra Mutilar o corpo qualquer que seja a forma o b lsamo para o castigo que pensam merecer f cil e habitual julg los como desequilibrados ou mimados procura de aten o A hist ria deste livro, pas [...]


  • The Solitude of Prime Numbers broke my heart multiple times, ruthlessly A prime number can only be divided by one or itself Then there are prime numbers like 17 and 19, 41 and 43 and so on The thing about these numbers is that they will always, till the end of the world, be separated by a wall, a number, be it 18, 42 and many others These numbers can never come together in any other place That s their solitude That s their fate.Alice and Mattia have the same scenario I read this book in the my c [...]


  • 1 stellina e mezzo.Dov il capolavoro della letteratura italiana di cui si vociferava Io non l ho trovato di certo in questo libro.


  • Warning This review gets a bit geeky.Prime numbers are not defined in terms of other numbers other numbers are defined by their prime factors Primes greater than three are separated by at least one non prime, paired primes by only one Paired primes become less frequent as numbers get larger.That is the mathematical truth behind Paolo Giordano s novel.He introduces the idea that people can be defined in this way that some people are like prime numbers and cannot be defined in terms of others and [...]


  • Italialaisen Paolo Giordanon esikoiskirja Alkulukujen yksin isyys La solitudine dei numeri primi 2008, suom 2010 on yksi suosikkini lukemistani kirjoista Taidan rakastaa t llaisia melankolisia ja herkki kuvauksia ihmismielen rikkonaisuudesta Giordano sai Alkulukujen yksin isyydest Premio Strega palkinnon ja kirja on k nnetty yli 20 kielelle.Alkulukujen yksin isyyden Wsoy Aikamme kertojia p osissa ovat Alice, joka vammautui lapsuudessa ja Mattia, joka kadotti vammaisen siskonsa lapsena Molemmat o [...]


  • Sostanzialmente un libro inutile.Personaggi inutili, storia non sviluppata come meritava, finale inutile all ennesima potenza Non ho capito dove Giordano pensava di poter accompagnare il lettore sostanzialmente, questo libro una tragedia dalla prima all ultima pagina Non c speranza, non c la scintilla, non c nulla delusione estrema


  • No me equivocaba cuando al empezarlo pens que lo iba a devorar Un d a ha durado en mis manos Un d a aprendiendo sobre Mattia y Alice, sus defectos, su historia y su final Me ha sabido a poco, necesitaba m s


  • Oggi mi capitato tra le mani questo libro Me lo regalarono nel periodo in cui era divenuto un caso editoriale.Ovviamente non lo lessi, la mia vita ha un appeal talmente controcorrente da essere quasi una costrinzione Mi scoccia fare quello che tutti fanno, lo confesso, una mia debolezza.Invece il libro non assolutamente male, ben scritto, sviluppato in maniera pi che coerente, personaggi interessanti, il tema che lo sostiene geniale.Ecco, il finale non l ho capito, ma la pecca assolutamente mia, [...]


  • Pungente drama psicol gico tratado de forma s bria e pragm tica sem os evit veis e desnecess rios floreados emocionais que, a maior parte deste tipo de narrativa, tende a utilizar Mas tamb m n o consiste numa hist ria seca, sem brilho ou significado, muito pelo contr rio superlativa na abordagem de uma tem tica a da solid o e esse aspeto, creio, ser o elemento fulcral, o mais interessante trazido pelo autor publica o A narrativa come a abordando, em altern ncia, a inf ncia de duas crian as, Alic [...]


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