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Smythe's Theory of Everything
In 2004 the author found a little diary of 386 pages written by a 62-year-old man in a nursing home. This story is inspired by that diary. E=mc2? Jack Smythe thinks Einstein is wrong and he has a theory to prove it. But he's no physicist. Instead, he's been a homeless kid, a palmreader, a cosmic theorist, a father of two (who probably aren't his) and a devoted companion to ...more
ebook, 355 pages
Published September 1st 2011 by Hybrid Publishers
(first published August 31st 2011)
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I thought this book was too ambitious for itself and never really achieved what the author aspired to do. If this book is meant to evoke a philosophical debate about the meaning of life it falls very short. Set in Australia across the life of character Jack Smythe finishing with his life and dissatisfaction of being in a nursing home it showed great potential in parts but for me never really got there. There were characters I wanted to know more about. Some interesting insights into life in the ...more
This is the author's third book. The voice draws you in from the start - an eccentric character trapped in a nursing home. Sounds dull? It is NOT. He tells about his life growing up with his sister, but it is the people he meets at the nursing home that really hook you in. Fantastic!