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Monthly Meeting - "Equations of Life" by Simon Morden

"Equations of Life" by  Simon Morden

Our monthly meeting to review the current book. As usual please bring one part of the book you really enjoyed or didn't for discussion.

Length - 400 pages

Winner of the 2012 Philip K. Dick Award

Samuil Petrovitch is a survivor.

He survived the nuclear fallout in St. Petersburg and hid in the London Metrozone - the last city in England. He's lived this long because he's a man of rules and logic.

For example, getting involved = a bad idea.

But when he stumbles into a kidnapping in progress, he acts without even thinking. Before he can stop himself, he's saved the daughter of the most dangerous man in London.

And clearly saving the girl = getting involved.

Now, the equation of Petrovitch's life is looking increasingly complex.

Russian mobsters + Yakuza + something called the New Machine Jihad = one dead Petrovitch.

But Petrovitch has a plan - he always has a plan - he's just not sure it's a good one.


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  • Melanie C.

    I always love how I get to add to my reading list. That, and that spousal unit argued over what a Vatican Special is. He said revolver, I said automatic.....

    July 3, 2014

  • Roy A.

    I've been reading the book on my tablet. It has a fast moving plot and colorful characters and I am enjoying reading it a second time. It is full of Russian, almost all of the Russian phrases and words are curses and other forms of foul language. It is fun to look up the phrases to see what they mean and you can find most of them on Google. If you are offended by such things, I would recommend not looking them up.

    2 · June 8, 2014

    • Roy A.

      Yes, there are four books on Samuil Petrovich in sequence. Actually, I just realized he wrote

      June 10, 2014

    • Roy A.

      The books are Equations of Life, Theories of Flight, Degrees of Freedom, and The Curve of the Earth. I only just realized there are now four, having read the first three when they came out! I get to read a new one ;-)

      June 10, 2014

  • Jeff E.

    Just to be clear, this is the meeting for the June book, even though it is in July.

    June 2, 2014

  • Melanie C.

    Have tickets for Eddie Izzard that night. :)

    May 3, 2014

    • Jeff E.

      Since July has 5 Wednesdays, we could make the June meetup one week later on July 2. That still leaves at least 4 weeks between discussions. It's a little strange, but what does everyone think about that?

      May 5, 2014

    • Melanie C.

      I have no problem with that, but then I am a fast reader anyway.

      May 6, 2014

  • Melanie C.

    Works for me too!

    May 3, 2014

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