Do I have to give it a star? I wonder what book the positive reviewers listened to. I wish I had bought that one instead. I have to admit that there was fair warning in the opening pages that what was to follow would be a stream-of-consciousness opinionated diatribe without the slightest foundation of research or reason. I cannot decide whether the narrator's smarminess was artistic contribution or an unavoidable consequence of reading these empty egotistical prattlings.
Read "The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives" by Leonard Mlodinow instead, if you prefer to be entertained or enlightened by the subject, but still don't want to do any math.
Spoiler alert... the last 20 minutes will make you angry that you invested the first 16 hours or so. Good science fiction can overcome trite dialog and corny adventure with decently researched technology, plausible physics and mind-stretching fantasy. This is not good science fiction. In the rush to make a lame Agatha Christie wrap-up with a cheap forecast of a sequel, the author seems unaware of the two glaring logic bombs in the conclusion that make the entire story unwind. There was no cerebral, mobius strip, reality inversion motive for this. It was just unconscious, clumsy writing. Really awful.
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