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Preview — The Man Who Turned Into Himself by David Ambrose
The Man Who Turned Into Himself
Based on the "many worlds" theory of quantum physics-which posits the existence of parallel universes-The Man Who Turned into Himself is a suspenseful, intellectually intriguing debut.
In the middle of an important meeting, businessman Rick Hamilton experiences a terrible premonition: His wife is about to die. Racing to save her, he finds her dying in the road, her car crus...more
In other words... GAG.
I learned about the same amount of quantum physics by reading this book as I did by watching Quantum Leap, except with this book I didn't even get the delightful banter between Sam Bakula and Dean Stockwell. Instead I had Rick Hamilton who is confronted by a horrible experience and essentially "leaps" into another body. But... but... the leap ...more
Unfortunately, the first half was boring and the second half was EXTREMELY rushed. The author had some good ideas but there was a major lack of suspense during what should have been exciting reveals. The characters were pretty flat and not established enough for the reader to care when something happens to them.
Wouldn't recommend it...but if you're into quantam the ...more
-I was also very impressed by his understanding and articulation of the many-worlds theory, having long fancied the theory myself, it was galvanizing to see an author contextualize it so vividly.
-All in all, this is the kind of book I would like to write. It carries the same inte ...more
Il problema è la scrittura di David Ambrose (o forse un effetto collaterale della traduzione, chissà). L'ho trovata monocorde, prolissa e assolutamente incapace di tenere celati i colpi di scena del romanzo fino a quando vengono davvero rivelati, creando un effetto "auto-sp ...more
The first few pages into this novel I realized it is very similar to the next novel I hope to write. Some key elements to the plot were the same. It was not a good feeling. Fortun ...more
And that's about all the details I can give without ruining something for you.
I was just zipping along, enjoying the pacing and description, and then there suddenly came this point where I had to put down this book and say "Oh, that's good."
It's clever, inventive, well written, and keeps going until the very last page. This b ...more
The first part however is ridiculously incredible. Please read that. It really is one of the better story concepts I have come across in years. The writing is beautiful, the feelings are tragic true. It was a wonderful mind bending experience. Then the explanations came. ...more
Sure enough, to me, the thing with David Ambrose is that he has awesome ideas but just doesn't execute them well. The concept of this book is pretty interesting – not completely new but enough to awaken curiosity. A man has these odd feelings throughout a morning and suddenly he finds himself in a world that is not his, a parallel real ...more
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Rick Hamilton is in a business meeting when he suddenly realizes his wife Anne is about to die in a horrific car accident. Fleeing to the spot, he is just not quite ...more
La stoira di Richard (Rick) il quale improvvisamente si ritrova a cavallo tra due mondi paralleli,convivendo con un altro sé stesso la cui presenza nella sua perfetta vita é quantomai ingombrante e porta alla luce verità scomodissime.
Commuovente il cammino che intraprende con l'analista attraverso l'ipnosi,nell'intenso tentativo di ricomporre i frammenti della sua doppia identità,della sua doppia vita e ,se possibile,dare una spiegazione ai due universi paralleli ne ...more
In my case the gift horse was a free e-book from a popular chain of coffee shops. The consequences of me not investigating a little before reading it weren't quite as fatal as in the Trojan's case, but they ...more
Se uno non rimane sconvolto dalla teoria dei quanti vuol dire che non l'ha capita. [Niels Bohr]
David Ambrose ci pone un quesito. Se tutte le formule matematiche con le quali ci ostiniamo a descrivere l'universo non fossero altro che il riflesso delle nostre inesplorate capacità psichiche? L'uomo che credeva di essere se stesso è basato sulle teorie della fisica quantistica e sui loro paradossi sperimentali. Ambrose ha sviluppato una storia ipotizzando l'ap ...more
Such is the posit of the Many World theory, that pivotal events in one world create a new universe, identical to the original world ...more