Logicomix by Apostolos Doxiadis

  • Started on: 2011-08-26
  • Finished on: 2011-08-26
  • Read in: Dutch
  • Rating: “***–”
  • Genre(s): Graphical Novel

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In this graphic novel, the story of told of the search of Bertrand Russell for the foundations of mathematics, based on logic. The story is told in two ways, by Bertrand who is giving a lecture about how logic can be used in the world, and by the writers and artists of the book themselves, in their discussions about what the main theme is. It is a very interesting story, but I am not sure I got everything. I understand Russels wish to make sure that mathematics have a solid base, and I understand the writer’s aim of showing the link between passionate logicians and madness (I was reminded of the movie Beautiful Mind). The drawings were beautiful and true to life. The explanations in the back, of the people involved, the concepts and the liberties the writers had taken was extremely welcome. A very good and interesting book. Three out of five stars.