Book Reviews of Improbable

Improbable
Improbable
Author: Adam Fawer
ISBN-13: 9780060736781
ISBN-10: 006073678X
Publication Date: 2/1/2006
Pages: 464
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 27 ratings
Publisher: HarperTorch
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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So this is one of those books that made me think a bit about how to write this review. For me, this was an excellent story using premises typically not thought about outside the bounds of science fiction but, in this story, it worked great for me. I'm looking forward to finding his next book.
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Great book with many twists and some "unintential learning" of physics and statistics. Science experiment allows subject beta to look at the future to see the result of an action. Highly recommended!
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I really enjoyed this book about a guy who can calculate odds in his head in a matter of seconds. Murder soon follows. A great new author and I hope he hurries up and publishes another thriller soon.
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Really interesting page turner. Writes much better than Michael Crichton.
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Great read, keeps you guessing.
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Excellent scientific thriller!
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David Caine inhabits a world of obsession, rich rewards, and rapid destructive downfalls. A compulsive gambler and brilliant mathematician prone to crippling epileptic seizures, he possesses the uncanny ability to calculate odds of any hand in the blink of an eye. but one night at an underground poker club, Caine makes a costly miscalculation, sending his life spinning out of control. Desperate, he agress to test an experimental drug with unnerving side effects, inexplicable visions of the past, present and future.Unsure whether he's perceiving an alternate reality or suffering a psychotic breakdown, Caine embarks on a journey that stretches beyond the possible into the world of the improbable. Gradually, he discovers the extent of his astonishing new ability-but powerful, shadowy forces know Caine's secret. Now Caine must fight for his survival-and his sanity........
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Fast paced story about an obssessive gambler who is also a brilliant mastermind of math. He finds himself in big trouble when he wagers on a bet based on his math abilities. This is a great read!
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Part science-fiction, part thriller, part physics text, this fast-paced tale takes on the notion of whether the future can be seen and predicted, and what that would mean to those with the power.
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It was ok, but did not finish it.
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This is a really good mystery of a mathematical genius that experiences epileptic seizures and gets involved in a murder.
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A truly excellent novel by a first-time novelist. I hope he decides to change his career to full time writing and publishes more thrillers like this. I was on the edge of my seat with this one!