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Logicomix by Apostolos Doxiadis
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Sep 16, 11

bookshelves: graphic-novels, philosophy
Read from September 12 to 15, 2011 — I own a copy

My main problem with the book - which kept it from getting 5 stars - is the frame story involving the authors. It was clumsily handled, and most of the time I didn't think it contributed much. Those parts needed to be rewritten and trimmed down.

However, the majority of the graphic novel, focusing on Bertrand Russell, is excellent. It's a moving, stimulating, funny, and sad story of the search for certainty. I loved the tension between madness and logic that runs throughout. These sections of the book are excellent; so, despite my criticism, I highly recommend this to anyone who has an interest in philosophy, logic, mathematics, or history.
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