Secret Passages Secret Passages

Secret Passages

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Publisher Description

On the isle of Crete, a renowned physicist experiments with the nature of reality in this enthralling novel from the author of Broken Symmetries.
 
Secret Passages follows the life of mathematics prodigy Manolis Minakis from the quiet hills of Crete to the lofty chambers of Cambridge University. Upon his retirement, Minakis returns to his Greek island home a renowned physicist and successful industrialist—and ready to embark on his true life’s work. Using a cache of Minoan treasures, Minakis lures photographer Anne-Marie Brand and her husband, theoretician Peter Slater, to aid in his attempts to recover the past and understand the true nature of reality. Set against the colorful Mediterranian backdrop, the legendary home of a once-great civilization, this enigmatic novel resonates deeply with both the brain and heart.
 
Admired by legendary science fiction author Roger Zelazny for “his knowledge and artistry,” Paul Preuss returns to the characters and setting of his acclaimed novel Broken Symmetries in an indirect sequel that is “highly recommended for both fiction and sf collections” (Library Journal).
 
“Mr. Le Carre, meet Dr. Feynman! . . . [T]his one really makes the earth move.” —Ursula K. Le Guin
 
“[An] intensely believable SF novel . . . should appeal to those curious about how real science gets done.” —Publishers Weekly

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2015
June 21
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
381
Pages
PUBLISHER
Diversion Books
SELLER
OpenRoad Integrated Media, LLC
SIZE
2.2
MB

Customer Reviews

vads111 ,

Secret Passages

Very good storyline through 3/4 of the book, interesting main character, nice development of main character’s life story, from growing up in mud huts, to archaeological digs at Knossos, to college at Cambridge, to fighting in resistance on Crete in WW2, to becoming a famous physicist. Just as the story starts to peak, someone let the air out of the balloon, and the finish was very weak. Could have been a great book, with a good finish.

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