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Napier's Bones by Derryl Murphy
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Aug 03, 11

bookshelves: read-in-2011, canadian, netgalley, 5-star-in-2011
Read from July 24 to 26, 2011

A book where numbers are magic?! It's the ultimate book for math geeks! This story is so cool (says the accountant-in-training). I couldn't rewrite the summary because it encompassed everything beautifully. It did leave a few details out. Dom is accompanied by Billy, the adjunct (a ghost that lives inside his mind and can speak and control his body), and Jenna, a fellow numerate who is just learning to control the numbers.

Billy was such an interesting character. I loved the idea of him being an adjunct, living symbiotically within Dom. I didn't quite understand how adjuncts come to be, but it didn't take away from my enjoyment of the story. Dom was a good guy. Looking to do right while keeping safe. He was sweet and helpful with Jenna, who didn't understand her powers yet.

I can't fully express how unusual and unique this story is. It was so interesting, I flew through it. I would love to jump back into the world of numerates again. This is definitely a book to check out.
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