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Rozhodnutí uděláme během pár vteřin a jejich důsledky pak neseme po zbytek života.
Pravdivost tohoto tvrzení doslova na vlastní kůži otestovali protagonisté románu: Alice a Mattia se v dětství rozhodli špatně… Přitom nešlo o nic závažného, ona se jen nechtěla stát závodnicí v lyžování a on nehodlal vzít na oslavu ke spolužákovi svou mentálně postiženou sestru. Dalo by se t
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Hardcover, Světová knihovna sv. 83, 256 pages
Published September 2009 by Odeon (first published 2008)
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Jana
Jan 11, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: south, fiction
This book is going to be big. But, people still don't know that, people still haven't heard about Paolo Giordano and his brilliant, brilliant work called, 'The solitude of prime numbers'', which stands on the same magnificent title throne with Kundera’s, ''Unbearable lightness of being''. And The solitude of prime numbers, easy to say, broke my heart.

Primary numbers are natural numbers that are divided only with number 1 and itself. In this book, in a human form of numbers, Alice and Mattia are
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Pamela
Aug 20, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I finished this book moments ago and find myself irritated instead of thoughtful. I want to love this novel, it's unusual, bleak, as real and demanding as gum stuck to your shoe, but there is no payoff for my time spent with it. Each painstakingly set-up scenario of adolescent and adult angst/trauma is left dangling like a series of complicated esher drawings that lead nowhere and are partially erased.

The author's style is raw and minimal. He's able to occupy a girl/woman's psyche as seamlessly
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Kelanth
Jan 25, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: narrativa
Il libro si presenta compatto, di una lunghezza di circa 30 cm e con un'altezza di circa 5 cm. (ci si scusa per l'approssimazione); presenta una sovra-coperta di carta plastificata raffigurante un'immagine di donna all'interno di un fitto boscame. Se andiamo a togliere la copertina possiamo notare che la parte sottostante è rigida e verde con stampigliato a lato il titolo del libro.
Possiamo altre sì notare che le pagine sono di carta e numerate, l'inchiostro di stampa è nero, se andiamo a consid
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Elyse Walters
Nov 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Library Overdrive ebook .....🌴FANTASTIC.....A HUGE SURPRISE.....
I CAN’T BELIEVE NOBODY ***HIGHLY RECOMMENDED*** this book to me. I literally picked it from the library- KNEW NOTHING.....
Then....quickly did a run-down of ratings on Goodreads. I read a few 3 star reviews - but nobody was raving about it....
Then I saw a 4 star review from Marialyce. She didn’t ‘rave’ ...but said it was touching and sad ......”and in a way compelling to read of these children who grew up so far removed from affectio
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Callie S.
Jul 10, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Io non ce l’ho con Paolo Giordano perché ha scritto un libro mediocre ed applauditissimo (probabilmente) per lo stesso motivo.
Non ce l’ho neppure con l’ignoranza del mio Paese che, in termini culturali, credo stia messo su per giù come un trenta per cento degli abitanti delle favelas brasiliane (il restante settanta per cento, in loco, si arrabatta per vivere e pensa. In Italia, purtroppo, non hanno ancora istituito un master che supplisca a questo inspiegabile deficit educativo).
Non ce l’ho
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Chavi
Apr 29, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The idea is beautiful. Compare people to numbers, compare the loneliness of people who don't know how to belong to the otherness of prime numbers, and thus imply that there could be resolution to their alienation because it's part of a logical pattern, and if they can't belong to everyone, at least they can belong to each other.

However, other than the fact that Mattia, one of the main characters, is a genius mathematician, and one passage where he introduces the concept of twin prime numbers, th
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BlackOxford
Aug 31, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: italian
Developmental Agony

I’m not sure how this book has been marketed or how I encountered it, but it’s definitely YA not adult fiction. Lots of schmaltzy tragedy and teenage angst with a core of unlikely coincidence. Very hard going if you’re over age 21 I suspect. Definitely a waste of time for an old stump such as myself. The most significant effect of reading the thing is a feeling of vaguely regretful embarrassment for an afternoon I can’t recover. So unless you’re into mean girls, oblivious pare
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Mrs. Sor
Dec 26, 2010 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Absolute disappointment.
One of the worst book I've ever read.
The flatness of the characters is an insult to the reader.
Missie
Sep 11, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
His number: 2760889966649

Her number: 2760889966651

Apparently, one is not the most loneliest number in the world.

From the moment I started reading this book, I couldn't put it down; it was completely engrossing. I can't really begin to think of an accurate way to describe the depth of solitude these two people seemingly want to seek out in their lives because it comforts them. All I know is that I found myself relating on so many levels: in making stupid decisions, in feeling socially awkward, i
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Oscar
Mar 12, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hay libros que estimulan la imaginación, libros que se basan en una trama apasionante, llena de viajes a lugares exóticos o de historias fabulosas, que te permiten pasarlo bien durante un rato, que te ayudan a evadirte del mundo mientras estás imbuido en ellos. Y después están los libros de personajes como es el caso de Paolo Giordano y 'La soledad de los números primos'. Como bien reza la contraportada, "Todo el mundo reconocerá algo de sí mismo en el libro de Giordano, pues el verdadero protag ...more
Lolly K Dandeneau
May 17, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have read other reviews and many people enjoyed the first half best, as did I. I believe the reason being that our youth is bittersweet, even the horrors we suffer from it. The early days for a detached Mattia are spoiled by a tragedy he is responsible for. I was shocked and saddened by the ramifications a choice made as a child seemed to carry for him. One thing I must add, I didn't like how the writer jumped from that tragedy to the future because I really wanted to know what happened in the ...more
Jaidee
3 stars....moments of heartache and a few
passages that were beautifully written comprised about 20% of the book....the rest was not bad but full of two dimensional characters doing and saying very expected things....it was like a made for TV movie from the 1980s that had the occasional glimmer of the unusual that did not last long enough to have a major impact of the experience of the whole....
David
This was embarrassingly bad, and the news that it has met with broad critical acclaim is infinitely depressing. Take two "damaged" stick figures, define each only in terms of their 'abnormality', surround them with the standard tableau of distant parents, cruel classmates. Make liberal use of facile, offensive stereotypes, for instance that the only conceivable career option for the emotionally retarded male basket case is to become a mathematician. Because this will allow you to sprinkle in som ...more
Laura
Apr 27, 2010 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Despite the glowing reviews, this book was too depressing for me. The Italian award-winning Physicist author, Paolo Giordano, has a polished minimalist style that I admired, but the characters were, ultimately, so damaged, insular and cold that the book may well have been titled, "The Abject Loneliness of Dysfunctional People." The real title reflects the mathematical fluke of “special primes,” prime numbers that are close, such as 13 and 15, but ultimately still separate. It also describes the ...more
K
The only experience that can rival reading a really great book is reading a really awful one and ripping it on goodreads; especially if, like this one, it comes with glowing recommendations. Except for some of the writing (maybe), this book had absolutely no redeeming feature. It was one of the most depressing books I have ever read, with no redemption and completely non-endearing self-involved characters who were either pathetic, sadistic, or both. You didn’t want anything good to happen to the ...more
arcobaleno
Incredibile
Me l'hanno prestato, senza che lo chiedessi, anche se prevedevo che, prima o poi, ci sarei cascata, con un titolo così... accattivante!
Il protagonista, Mattia, è un matematico, ma pensa con la testa di un fisico, quella di Giordano.
Alla fine però la mentalità scientifica si risolve in un atteggiamento maniacale e si riduce a distorsioni mentali.
La scrittura è scorrevole, sì.
La lettura è veloce. Troppo per i temi narrati.
I problemi sono seri, le malattie vere, di cui però sembra ne
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Lisachan
Aug 17, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Nessuno per carità di Dio
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James
Aug 03, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: italian-lit
While all fiction emanates from the imagination it is rare that a work successfully mimics the language of dreams. The Solitude of Prime Numbers comes as close to doing so as any novel I have read in recent memory. The incidents of the characters' lives are blended together by the young author, Paolo Giordano, in a way that suggests their lives exist, fictionally, on the edge of reality. The main characters, Alice and Mattia, are in a state of continual wonder both of the world that surrounds th ...more
Kathleen
Mar 26, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a an oddly stark book, melancholy in tone, but heartbreakingly beautiful. I often read to escape, to feel lighter, but The Solitude of Prime Numbers added weight to my heart, almost unbearably. Reading the stories of Alice and Mattia, the two damaged souls at the heart of this book, was a pleasure, but definitely not an escape. The translation from Italian is really flawless, I did not see one sentence that seemed awkward. I read The Solitude of Prime Numbers last night, but I have a fe ...more
Carmo
Aug 17, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: italia, bib-l
Não foi um livro fácil, foi antes um mergulho em águas profundas e turvas.
Toda a gente conhece ou pelo menos já ouviu falar de casos como os que foram aqui expostos.
Eu conheço. E sei a luta que se trava para chegar a estes miúdos. Familiares, professores, amigos, esbarram em muros de silêncio onde ninguém penetra. Mutilar o corpo – qualquer que seja a forma – é o bálsamo para o castigo que pensam merecer. É fácil e habitual julgá-los como “desequilibrados” ou “mimados à procura de atenção”.
A
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Angigames
Jan 12, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ma-anche-no, italiani
Sostanzialmente un libro inutile.
Personaggi inutili, storia non sviluppata come meritava, finale inutile all'ennesima potenza! Non ho capito dove Giordano pensava di poter accompagnare il lettore... sostanzialmente, questo libro è una tragedia dalla prima all'ultima pagina.
Non c'è speranza, non c'è la scintilla, non c'è nulla!
#delusione estrema
Elisa Origine
È un medicinale, leggere attentamente il foglio illustrativo.

CATEGORIA FARMACOTERAPEUTICA:
Pessimo libro, lettura consigliata solo per uso eccezionale.

PRECAUZIONI PER L'USO:
Evitare la lettura di piacere.
Da utilizzare solo per lo studio delle funzioni junghiane [vedi l'articolo con analisi del Tipo psicologico dello scrittore sul mio blog] o per diventare Emo.

FORMA FARMACEUTICA:
Perfetto Pacchetto di Marketing con titolo accattivante.
Le prime 50 pagine puzzano - a volte in tutti i sensi visto che a
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WarpDrive
Apr 26, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A lovely novel by a gifted author. It is a story of a lifelong, ambiguous but inescapable relationship between a intellectually gifted but socially awkward mathematical genius, and a conflicted, anorexic woman with a great sensibility but also with a chronic incapacity to deal with her own life in a positive manner.
Two kindred, damaged spirits who are attracted to each other by their unique sensibility and by their solitude, but who find it very arduous to fill the existential gap between the t
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Archit Ojha
Jul 30, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Solitude of Prime Numbers broke my heart multiple times, ruthlessly.

A prime number can only be divided by one or itself. Then there are prime numbers like 17 and 19, 41 and 43 and so on. The thing about these numbers is that they will always, till the end of the world, be separated by a wall, a number, be it 18, 42 and many others. These numbers can never come together in any other place. That's their solitude. That's their fate.

Alice and Mattia have the same scenario. I read this book in t
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Victoria Mars
Por el estilo de narrar y por los personajes solitarios, raros y marginados se me vino a la mente el mundo de Murakami, y quizá por eso enganché rápido y no solté el libro hasta la última página.

Por los comentarios que leí pensé que iba a perder mi tiempo leyéndolo, suerte que no fue así.

Al estar acostumbrada a finales abiertos, inconclusos y hasta dudosos no me hizo ruido que este terminara de tal manera. Además ya la premisa de "los números primos" te daba la idea de que no iba a ser un final
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Stephanie Campi
Jan 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Bueno, esta vez me resultó una lectura más agradable. No simpaticé con ellos en sus años de jóvenes, pero tocaron pila con sus años de adultos. Es cómo que tuve dos procesos internos. La depresión no fue tan grande cómo la primera lectura. En fin, es un libro con sus claroscuros.
Gloria
May 27, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Yep ... a year later, still a solid 5 stars.

I love it when I get rocked unexpectedly by a book. The characters in this book so drew me in and seemed so utterly real (even though the book spans a couple of decades and alternates between the male and female protagonists).

On top of that, was the sheer beauty of the writing. Every so often, I would read a sentence ... stop ... and realize "Wow, that was incredible" and would have to read it again. Given that it was written originally in Italian, par
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eleonora -
Jun 21, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: italiani, 2011
1 stellina e mezzo.
Dov'è il capolavoro della letteratura italiana di cui si vociferava? Io non l'ho trovato di certo in questo libro.
Val
Sep 29, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: world-extra
Warning: This review gets a bit 'geeky'.

Prime numbers are not defined in terms of other numbers; other numbers are defined by their prime factors. Primes greater than three are separated by at least one non-prime, paired primes by only one. Paired primes become less frequent as numbers get larger.
That is the mathematical truth behind Paolo Giordano's novel.
He introduces the idea that people can be defined in this way: that some people are like prime numbers and cannot be defined in terms of othe
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Mai Laakso
Italialaisen Paolo Giordanon esikoiskirja Alkulukujen yksinäisyys (La solitudine dei numeri primi 2008, suom. 2010) on yksi suosikkini lukemistani kirjoista. Taidan rakastaa tällaisia melankolisia ja herkkiä kuvauksia ihmismielen rikkonaisuudesta. Giordano sai Alkulukujen yksinäisyydestä Premio Strega -palkinnon ja kirja on käännetty yli 20 kielelle.
Alkulukujen yksinäisyyden (Wsoy-Aikamme kertojia) pääosissa ovat Alice, joka vammautui lapsuudessa ja Mattia, joka kadotti vammaisen siskonsa lapse
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Paolo Giordano is a professional physicist and is currently working on a doctorate in particle physics. The Solitude of Prime Numbers, his first novel, took Italy by storm where it has sold over a million copies. It is being translated into twenty languages and has sold all
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