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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Review: The Strange Attractor

The Strange Attractor The Strange Attractor by Desmond Cory
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Review: THE STRANGE ATTRACTOR by Desmond Cory

THE STRANGE ATTRACTOR is in the tradition of the classic British whodunit, with its own delightful twists and divergences. Welsh Mathematics Professor John Dobie, age 48, is no Hercule Poirot--rather more like Columbo. Insulated from contemporary culture and from students, faculty, and social life, Dobie is nonetheless the possessor of a high intellect and much more imagination than is usually suspected of a mathematician. Most don't know that, though, and so he is readily drawn into a web of deceit, deception, and multiple murders, for which he quickly becomes the chief suspect of the ridiculous Detective Superintendent, whose incompetence is farcical. Don't expect a DS as intelligent as for example, Duncan Kincaid. This one is clownish, and subsequently a fine foil for the actual detection, carried on by Professor Dobie.

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