John Maytham's Book Review: Murder, teenage angst and quantum physics

Death Notice by Zhou Haohui

It is a thriller and the first in a trilogy that it is a huge success in China says John. It deals with two sets of events eighteen years apart, where people were served death notices. The task team which looked into the first set of murders is tasked to look into the latest murders. Is there one or a series of vigilante killers?

The Taste of Blue Light by Lydia Ruffles

This is in the Young Adult (YA) genre with an eighteen-year-old heroine Lux Langley who is involved in a terrible trauma in her final year at school the summer before. She has bad migraines and intense nightmares and outbursts of terrible rage during the day. She returns to school and lives a life where she experiences colours through numbers. Everything evokes colours in her. It is told in a wonderfully sharp and knowing manner and is mostly a fresh and engaging voice.

What is Real by Adam Becker

This is a book about quantum physics and John says he is fascinated by the subject. Becker has a Ph.D. in astrophysics and makes it accessible. He talks of the history of quantum physics and the different philosophical approaches.


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