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Il teorema dell'Apocalisse (Final Theory #2)

3.44 of 5 stars 3.44  ·  rating details  ·  200 ratings  ·  27 reviews
L'annuncio delle agenzie di stampa è dirompente: l'Iran ha costruito e testato una bomba atomica. Nel giro di poche ore, però, David Swift, professore di Storia della scienza alla Columbia University, riceve notizie ancor più gravi: anzitutto, un suo ex compagno d'università lo contatta per rivelargli che, per una brevissima frazione di secondo, l'esplosione dell'atomica i ...more
Hardcover, 394 pages
Published September 22nd 2011 by Nord (first published 2011)
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Paul Pessolano
"The Omega Theory" is a continuation of Mark Alpert's first book "Final Theory". Albert Einstein was able to unlock the secret of the Universe when he discovered "The Theory of Everything". This discovery could be either the salvation of the world, or its destruction. The formula is only known by Michael, a teenage boy, who is autistic, but also brilliant.

Brother Cyrus wants the formula so that he can hasten the end days, destroying the corrupt world we now live in and establish the "Kingdom of
It's true - most of this book is as much of a page-turner as Final Theory. But Alpert really screwed this one up by meddling too much in (politically incorrect) politics.

Take for example the Lebanese-Palestinian terrorists who enjoy slitting throats and repeatedly telling main characters how much they love "killings the Jews" and "not killing enough Jews." Subtle enough? Alpert then makes the ultra-orthodox Jews with Torahs and Uzis out to be heroes. Curiously, the Jewish characters don't seem
Nachman Kataczinsky
Mr. Alpert definitely knows how to write an action thriller. If you don’t analyze the action too much (and why would you?) this is a gripping book. Things happen all the time.

Now to the bad news: the FBI are a bunch of evil idiots – all of them, no exceptions, the Vice President is an imbecile and the Secretary of Defense is so stupid that it is surprising he can find his way to the bathroom and even more surprising that he knows what to do once he gets there. On the other hand, the Russian SPEC
Daniel Rudge
David Swift, physics historian, and his family return in the sequel to Final Theory. Basically, in the first book, Swift discovered that Albert Einstein proved the unified field theory. The theory was that space and time were interconnected. in the end, the only one who memorized the unified field theory was Einstein's great-great autistic grandson Michael because Swift was worried that the unified field theory could help man create the ultimate weapon. In this book, Michael is kidnapped by reli ...more
Steve Schlutow
Mar 06, 2011 Steve Schlutow rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Person who like adventure and technical jargon
I thought this book was much better than his first and do look forward to his third as the characters become more developed.. I do enjoy ALbert's technical jargon..
Maurizio Codogno
A quanto pare, la fantascienza - a meno che non si parli del buonanima di Asimov, e a ondate di Dick - non tira più: resta ancora la fantasy che però nel gruppo Mauri Spagnol è spesso più appannaggio della Salani, e pertanto l'Editrice Nord ha cambiato un po' il suo catalogo. Fortunatamente, come scrisse Clarke, "ogni tecnologia sufficientemente avanzata è indistinguibile dalla magia" e così è possibile fare una buona approssimazione di hard SF ambientata nel 2011, come in questo libro: secondo ...more
Greg Zimmerman
What if the universe is nothing more than an incredibly intricate computer program? Sounds a bit Matrix-y, yeah? But apparently famed physicist John Archibald Wheeler theorized this "It From Bit" idea -- that literally everything in the universe could be described with 'yes' or 'no' binary choices -- near the end of his career. And it's an idea still being kicked around in some scientific circles. This It From Bit theory is the basis for Mark Alpert's taut, fast-paced scientific thriller The Ome ...more
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Donna Brown
This was a book that I wasn't sure whether I would like it and found out that I did. I plan to read the first book in this series.
Rick F.
A techincally complex novel, not as involving as the first in the series- It would appear that the author allowed some of his political views to seep into the plot- never a good thing in a novel- especially a thriller- which is aimed at a broad audience- Characters were somewhat plastic- and stereotyped- the "True Believers" were a bit hard to believe - pun intended and the overall plot was a bit on the far out side- a bit too much details on physics ect- stopped action - Alpert obviously is ext ...more
John M Pearson
Very enjoyable, but not up to the par set by Final Theory.
OK but not as good as his previous book, Final Theory. The main device at the center of the plot was too weak in my view.
Slow-moving and predictable, I never really got into this book. The characters were not developed at all and relied heavily on any character development that had happened in the first book. The physics was decently sound, which is always nice, but overall, I just couldn't get emotionally involved in the story. The first book was better.
Marios Tasos
This sequel has its good points that you get familiar with Final Theory. Too technical at same points but i liked it, people may find it boring. Does not have the same rush, action and suspense as the Final Theory. I enjoyed the scientific theory that Alpert created for the plot.
I enjoyed the scientific theory behind the plot - and it dovetails perfectly with the latest from Stephen Hawking about the creation of the universe. But I didn't find that it "crackles with suspense" as promised on the book cover...
The book was okay but Alpert is simply not a natural, he obviously has to work extremely hard to come up with a plot and I don't think he can squeeze a third book out of the current plot line. He's lucky he managed to get two out of it
Al Menaster
Pretty good. Sequel to Final theory. Adventure, thriller. Implausible that the good guys keep escaping from the bad guys, but some interesting scientific theories. Well paced.
interesting premise - my interview for this book is here
For as much as I enjoyed the first book, this one seems too predictable and cliche', and definitely much slower that the Final Theory.
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It was action packed, but really the physics of it all was over my head. wish I started with the first in the series.
Good book. I saw that James Rollins liked it (one of my favorite easy read authors) and so I thought that I'd try it.
I really need to read the first book in this series, this one was very good, and I really enjoyed it!
Shaon Castleberry
The universe has been saved once again - at least until the next installment.
Would make a good movie -- loved all the technical stuff!
Good momentum. I enjoyed it. Ending not so great.
Too technical; almost boring in spots.
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Mark Alpert, author of Final Theory, The Omega Theory, Extinction, and The Furies, is a contributing editor at Scientific American. In his long journalism career, he has specialized in explaining scientific ideas to readers, simplifying esoteric concepts such as extra dimensions, parallel universes, and the nature of consciousness. And now, in his novels, Alpert weaves cutting-edge science into hi ...more
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