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➳ [Reading] ➶ Napiers Bones By Derryl Murphy ➩ – Teachenglishthailand.co.uk What if in a world where mathematics could be magic the thing you desired most was also trying to kill you Dom is a numerate someone able to see and control numbers and use them as a form of magic Whi[Reading] Napiers Bones By Derryl Murphy Teachenglishthailand.co.uk What if in a world where mathematics could be magic the thing you desired most was also trying to kill you Dom is a numerate someone able to see and control numbers and use them as a form of magic Whi What if in a world where mathematics could be magic the thing you desired most was also.

Trying to kill you Dom is a numerate someone able to see and control numbers and use them as a form of magic While seeking a mathematical item of immense power that has only been whispered about it all goes south for Dom and he finds himself on the run across three countries on two continents with two unlikely companions in tow and a numerate of unfathomable strength hot on his tail Alo.

napiers epub bones book Napiers Bones ePUBTrying to kill you Dom is a numerate someone able to see and control numbers and use them as a form of magic While seeking a mathematical item of immense power that has only been whispered about it all goes south for Dom and he finds himself on the run across three countries on two continents with two unlikely companions in tow and a numerate of unfathomable strength hot on his tail Alo.

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Paperback ¶ Napiers Bones eBook º has been nominated for the Canada's Aurora Award for an SF review column he wrote for The Edmonton Journal for his short story Body Solar and for Mayfly a short story he co wrote with Peter WattsOnce upon a time Derryl was a photojournalist but staking out murder sites to get a lousy picture was not the career he envisioned.

10 thoughts on “Napiers Bones

  1. Kara Babcock Kara Babcock says:

    Paperback ¶ Napiers Bones eBook º napiers epub, bones book, Napiers Bones ePUBDo you ever feel like you have let down a book not the other way around That if you had been smarter funnier prettier then the book wouldn’t have broken up with you by text message and started dating your friend who really isn’t all that much prettier than you and has terrible taste in clothing and music and restaurants anyway No Just me OK I kind of feel that way about Napier’s BonesI first heard of this book from a “Big Idea” piece on John Scalzi’s blog It sounded amazing mathematics as magic People called numerates who can see and manipulate numbers I had a coworker this summer who has a form of synesthesia where numbers move around for her and I was really curious about this phenomenon Derryl Murphy’s concept reminds me of that and of course as a mathematician myself I’m fascinated by the idea of being able to manipulate numbers in a very real way So I was excited for this novel and bought it new a few months laterAlas this is one of those times when the


  2. Maja (The Nocturnal Library) Maja (The Nocturnal Library) says:

    Paperback ¶ Napiers Bones eBook º napiers epub, bones book, Napiers Bones ePUBFor me reading Napier’s Bones was very much like reading a book in Slovenian or Spanish – I understood most of it if I read slowly enough but those big words


  3. Chichipio Chichipio says:

    Paperback ¶ Napiers Bones eBook º napiers epub, bones book, Napiers Bones ePUB35 starsOn the whole I liked the story It's fast paced and full of action This leaves the characters with little time to reveal themselves but also avoids any risk of listening to them whine It's a straightforward adventure nothing so I won't be to harsh with it but I have to say that I usually prefer stories that focus on the characters and their interactions The use of the 3rd person doesn't help at all It made everything seem distant; this is especially true during the first half of the book making it difficult to get into the storyThe magic system was the part with which I had the biggest problem It reminded me of John Levitt's Dog Days in that it is too vague We're thrown into this world where some people can bend numbers to their will but we're not given clear rules about can and cannot be done with them Instead from the start we get to see Dom going from situation to situation using numbers always in a differe


  4. brian dean brian dean says:

    Paperback ¶ Napiers Bones eBook º napiers epub, bones book, Napiers Bones ePUBI liked the book but I am torn by the depiction of magic In the book magic is displayed and controlled by numbers and that is an original enough idea to catch my attention but the concept never seemed fully worked out Consider many great historic mathematicians were also magicians but so were Shakespeare and William Blake The main character 'saw' numbers and used prime numbers freuently but specified that he had no special


  5. Ellen Ellen says:

    Paperback ¶ Napiers Bones eBook º napiers epub, bones book, Napiers Bones ePUBEnjoyable novel about a world much like ours but in which some people aka numerates can manipulate numbers to their advantage One such numerate Dom is searching for a mathematical treasure in the desert when he's attacked After regaining consciousness he discovers another being inside him and the story turns into a road trip with Dom his passenger and a young woman traveling across Canada to prevent a very powerful very nasty numerate from


  6. Hal Bodner Hal Bodner says:

    Paperback ¶ Napiers Bones eBook º napiers epub, bones book, Napiers Bones ePUBWith NAPIER'S BONES Derryl Murphy has managed a truly impressive feat In one stroke he has created a work of literature which is both tremendously exhilarating in its originality and bitterly disappointing in the execution For the former Murphy has created a completely original fictitious world reuiring his readers to put aside all preconceptions and to simply dive in and immerse themselves unuestionably in Murphy's constructs For the first two thirds of the book the reader will be well rewarded for doing so as NAPIER'S BONES is a rare


  7. Liviu Liviu says:

    Paperback ¶ Napiers Bones eBook º napiers epub, bones book, Napiers Bones ePUBNapier's Bones is a very entertaining mix of sf and UF; the structure is all UF evil being with superpowers awakened in our day and time wants to take over and change all good guys have to stop it but to start they are too puny so there are chases hidden powers unexpected allies and all the paraphernalia of traditional fantasy set in our world and time but the content is all sfnal since the conceit of the novel is numbers as magic and there is a lot of real fun numerology I have no idea if the author has read Martin Gardner's ultra entertaining essays on numerology but the stuff in the novel is as good as anything there and the book is worth reading if only for thatThe characters are ok though nothing outside stock and some of the major twists are easily seen but the writing flows well the pages turn by themselves and the book is a very entertaining


  8. Harris Harris says:

    Paperback ¶ Napiers Bones eBook º napiers epub, bones book, Napiers Bones ePUBI always thought there was something a little sinister kind of eldritch about mathematics I guess we fear what we don’t understand So “Napier’s Bones” which posits a world in which “numerates” are able through some ill defined ability to see and harness and the power of numbers to accomplish some very odd things had an intriguing premise In Napier's Bones we are thrown right into the thick of the action as Dom a low rent numerate willing to stoop to just about anything for a little mojo finds himself with a new adjunct the soul of a dead numerate possessing him Jenna a young new numerate looking to him for guidance and


  9. Missy (Missy& Missy (Missy& says:

    Paperback ¶ Napiers Bones eBook º napiers epub, bones book, Napiers Bones ePUBEvery once in a while you find a book that confuses you yet utterly dazzles you at the same time Napier's Bones is that book for me I really think the confusion for me was all things mathematics related To put it nicely I will never be a mathlete ever Any word related to math boggles my mind ;Other than that this book was amazing It was easy to get into and well written The characters felt a little like stock characters than extraordinarily uniue ones but they were developed well and each had their own voice that set them apart from othersThe action is non stop and doesn't let up at all throughout the story You never get confused or left behind because everything is explained well although sometimes the explanations are a


  10. Sarah (Workaday Reads) Sarah (Workaday Reads) says:

    Paperback ¶ Napiers Bones eBook º napiers epub, bones book, Napiers Bones ePUBA book where numbers are magic It's the ultimate book for math geeks This story is so cool says the accountant in training I couldn't rewrite the summary because it encompassed everything beautifully It did leave a few details out Dom is accompanied by Billy the adjunct a ghost that lives inside his mind and can speak and control his


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