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The Man Who Loved Only Numbers by Paul Hoffman
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it was amazing
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Read 2 times. Last read October 17, 2017 to November 29, 2017.

The book gives a wonderful description of Erdos' personality, life and work. Generally, it was an interesting read.

Before I started the book I already knew a couple of things about his mathematical genius, but I never really understood its importance and the extent of his contributions. The book really opened my mind to new mathematical branches I never knew existed (Ramsey Theory). Also, the book added to my continuously growing list of incredible and inspirational quotes on mathematics.

It was a refreshing and thought provoking read. It made me want to do some extra research on my own on different technicalities. Moreover, I found it funny, which is quite unique for a math-related book. The way the author described how Erdos behaved and talked really made it funny from time to time. My favorite part was the fact that Erdos was calling children "epsilons".

I totally recommend this for anyone that likes mathematics and wants to find out more about how a genius' brain works.
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Reading Progress

Finished Reading (Other Paperback Edition)
August 14, 2017 – Shelved
October 17, 2017 – Started Reading
November 29, 2017 – Finished Reading
December 6, 2017 – Shelved (Other Paperback Edition)
December 3, 2018 – Shelved as: favorites
December 3, 2018 – Shelved as: favorites (Other Paperback Edition)

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