Fall of Man in Wilmslow

Fall of Man in Wilmslow

Book - 2016
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Mathematician Alan Turing is found dead in his home and it is widely assumed he has committed suicide, however Detective Constable Leonard Corell suspects greater forces are involved. His search for the truth leads to one of the most closely guarded secrets of the war, the Bletchley Park operation.
Publisher: Toronto : Viking, 2016.
ISBN: 9780735232501
Branch Call Number: LAG
Characteristics: 353 p. ; 25 cm.
Additional Contributors: Goulding, George (Translator)

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maipenrai
Oct 28, 2017

Audiobook requested thru MNLink.

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Reckless6558
Sep 22, 2017

Pretty rugged reading. But fascinating biographical material mixed in to the plot in relation to Alan Turing. The author has done his research and turned up new information not revealed, for instance, in the movie The Imitation Game. But things do get bogged down in mathematical theory for long stretches. I skipped over that eventually. Did enjoy the protagonist, Leonard Corell, whom I was looking forward to seeing in a future novel. But the way the book ended, that probably won't happen. No, he had not passed away, just jumped ahead 30 years. Probably will look more into Alan Turing's life.

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ChaChaRobin
Jul 11, 2016

I thought that this book was brilliant. Initially I had my doubts about whether to finish it because it's a bit cerebral and inward-looking, but I pushed ahead. Midway through I was entirely captivated by the characters (especially Corell, the protagonist), the plot, and the portrayal of Alan Turing. I found the ending positively uplifting.

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CarolJJ
Sep 28, 2015

I like books which encourage me to read more about the characters or the era. This is one of them. It's heavy on math theory and other cerebral exercises that Alan Turing explored which I ploughed through. The story overall is good.

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