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Crímenes imperceptibles

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Two mathematicians must join forces to stop a serial killer in this spellbinding international bestseller

A paperback sensation in Argentina, Spain, and the United Kingdom, The Oxford Murders has been hailed as "a remarkable feat" (Time Out London) and its author as "one of Argentina's most distinctive voices" (The Times Literary Supplement). It begins on a summer day in
Paperback, 248 pages
Published December 2011 by Buenos Aires: Grupo Editorial Planeta (first published January 1st 2001)
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Oct 21, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who like math and mystery
This book combines logic, philosophy and criminal law. It is quite an interesting mystery with a twisty end. The author provided some clues, but even then I was shocked to read the solution. Also I liked the mathematical stuff, like Godel's Theorem, the Pythagorean sect and other. Though as a not so-much-experienced-in-math, I would have wanted some explanations at the end of the book, maybe some notes, made by the author. But I confess, it was interesting to search more info in the Net for furt ...more
Jul 01, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
اثري در قالب يك داستان معمايي و جنايي كه به مسائل مهم رياضي و فلسفي نيز مي پردازد، درواقع از نويسنده اي كه دكتراي منطق رياضيات داشته و به ادبيات و فلسفه علاقه مند است مي توان چنين رماني انتظار داشت.
انسان چيزي نيست جز رشته اي از فعاليت هايش، يك مشت شكل كامل نشده كه هيچ وقت نميشه كامل فهميدشون، در واقع اگه آدم چيزي نباشه جز يك سري كه از كاراش تشكيل شده، تا نميره نميشه تعريفش كرد، حتي يك كار، آخرين كار مي تونه همه ي وجود قبليشو پاك كنه و با همه ي لحظه هاي زندگيش در تضاد باشه.
Jul 01, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
This novel has more red herrings than a communist fish market.

But that's OK because I like novels that throws you off and keeps you guessing. Even if some of the herrings are obvious, there are always a few that swim by when you are not expecting them. The Oxford Murders is a nifty mystery about two Oxford academics that are trying to solve a murder and if it seems a little...well...academic. it's because it is. Martinez mixes a nice share of mathematics, Wittgensteinian philosophy and even some
Δε μπορώ να πω ότι μου άρεσε... Μάλλον δεν ήταν το σωστό βιβλίο για μένα...
Paul Secor
Not much of a "mystery" - I had it pegged maybe 1/3 of the way through - except for the spin at the end. That would be ok if there were some positives offsetting it. Unfortunately, except for a few graceful passages of writing about Oxford (I've never been there, but what Mr. Martinez wrote felt real to me), there's not much I can say that's positive. The conversations about mathematics were boring and mostly beyond my understanding - not to mention false sounding (real mathematicians wouldn't h ...more
Dec 04, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
آدم وقتی به یه جهت نگاه کنه، همه ی جهت های دیگه از دیدش بیرون میره. وقتی از یه راهِ ممکن جلو بره، تو زمان واقعی پیش میره و شاید دیگه فرصت تغییر مسیر نداشته باشه. به پیترسن هم گفتم، من از این نمی ترسم که اشتباه کنم، بیشتر از همه از چیزی می ترسم که همه ی عمرم اتفاق افتاده : که چیزی که تو فکرمه به بدترین شکل اتفاق بیفته.
#جنایات_نامحسوس روایت قتلهاییست سریالی که در آکسفورد رخ میدن و به نظر میاد قاتل از کتاب یک ریاضیدان نابغه استفاده میکنه تا قتلها رو با تستفاده از نمادها و ریاضیات انجام بده.
Laura LVD
Ayer le decía a mi marido, "qué lindo, después de mucho tiempo, leer una novela en 2 tardes y quedar satisfecha". Parece que ahora la moda es sacar novelas de 600 páginas mínimo, así los compradores saben que hacen rendir su dinero (el contenido da lo mismo).
Esta novela entrega lo que promete: entretenida, agradable de leer, el misterio es interesante y sacando algunos desvaríos matemáticos y filosóficos que le dan cierta verosimilitud a la trama, no es tampoco muy rebuscada. (Aunque tuve que go
Gary Guinn
My actual rating for The Oxford Murders is probably about 3.5 stars because Guillermo Martinez is a good writer. But I would describe this book as a novel written by a mathematician for mathematicians. Almost all the characters, except for the detective, are either professional or amateur mathematicians--including the first victim. And a significant percentage of the 197 pages of the novel consist not of story, but of one mathematician talking to another mathematician about some other mathematic ...more
Jul 23, 2010 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
I like watching Inspector Morse and Inspector Lewis. (Okay, for Inspector Lewis it's because I like Hathaway, but still). I liked Numbers for a bit.

I didn't like this book.

Sometimes I don't mind when you can figure out the solution by page 30. The Blood Doctor is somewhat like that but it is still a good read because of the characters.

Not interesting characters here.

And boy, did I mind.

And the book is like Numbers but after the first season and a half, you know when it got stupid (Honestly, Char
“Los crímenes de Oxford” es una novela que tenía potencial para más. Es interesante, es corta, pero no llega a despegar del todo, quedándose a medio camino. Los personajes tampoco ayudan mucho, pues están mínimamente desarrollados. Es una especie de “Código Da Vinci” que se pierde en disquisiciones que no terminan de funcionar.
Típica lectura veraniega, que a mí no me dejó ninguna huella, pero que tampoco lamenté haber leído.

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Guillermo Martínez is an Argentine novelist and short story writer. He gained a PhD in mathematical logic at the University of Buenos Aires.

After his degree in Argentina, he worked for two years in a postdoctoral position at the Mathematical Institute, Oxford.

His most successful novel has been The Oxford Murders, written in 2003. In the same year, he was awarded the Planeta Prize for this novel,
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