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Martinez mixes a nice share of mathematics, Wittgensteinian philosophy and even some mythology to make a very different tale of murder. Esta novela entrega lo que promete: And I’m sorry, the guy becomes so imperfeptibles about murder because he read crime novels? I give the novel a qualified recommendation. When an Argentine math student at Oxford presumedly based on the author’s own experience discovers the smothered body of his landlady, conventional wisdom points to a family member with the most prosaic of motives.

The Blood Doctor is somewhat like that but it is still a good read because of the characters. His most successful novel has been The Oxford Murders, written in A compelling and sophisticated crime novel in the tradition of award-winning Jose Carlos Somoza.

I especially liked the Argentine view of England. The conversations about mathematics impercepibles boring and mostly beyond my understanding – not to mention false sounding real mathematicians wouldn’t have to explain basic things to one another.

Crímenes imperceptibles / Los crímenes de Oxford: Agencia Literaria Carmen Balcells

The murder may be the first of a series linked by a mysterious pattern. This may sound worse than I intend it to. And it does have Oxford as a setting, after all. In the same year, he was awarded the Planeta Prize for this novel, which has been translated into a number of languages.

I recently watched the film adaptation starring John Hurt and Crimeenes. The intriguing links between mathematics, magic and crime-solving make for a tongue-in-cheek take on the traditional cosy English murder imperceptilbes. There is a film based on this novel starring John Hurt and other notable actors. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. After explaining a wide variety of foreign concepts, they are not connected to the conclusion of the story and seem unnecessary at the end. As one may see, The Oxford Murders is not a book I would recommend to someone seeking a classical murder mystery.


Also, it should give the reader a chance to be ahead of the detective in solving the mystery, or at least be caught up with him. I hope that was a translation issue. It was a good book, well written, with the math and forensics well explained, but the whole sense that I knew what was imperceptibpes because I’d read Christie’s book was a little off putting.

On top of it, many other mathematical theories are introduced that cloud the reader with unneeded information that is very hard to withhold throughout the various events of the story.

Guillermo Martínez

Also I liked the mathematical stuff, like Godel’s Theorem, the Pythagorean sect and other. Would I ever reread this? There was also little character development, including the fact that we never new the name of the narrator nor had any real reason to care about any of the characters.

Even then, if one were to follow what I would not recommend this book to anyone seeking a traditional murder story. The ending itself is another reason why I did not like this book. Views Read Edit View history. I liked the math part, the suspect revelation and the mystery with some flaws though was quite interesting.

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Crímenes imperceptibles by Guillermo Martínez

I am irritated that this book, which takes nearly the same idea, with the same twist, does not in any way allude to or acknowledge, the brilliant Agatha Christie. And a significant percentage of the pages of the novel consist not of story, but of one mathematician talking to another mathematician about some other mathematic My actual rating for The Oxford Murders is probably about 3.


I could forgive it due to the further books if it were a series. Mathematicians or logisticians might enjoy this book. Perhaps the best would be an audio reading with an Argentinian accent. Though maybe the infantile suspect girl grabbed my interest. Honestly, they really wouldn’t. There were too many coincidences, and life’s not that coincidental. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. For these three main reasons: In this thriller, mathematical symbols are the key to a mysterious sequence of murders.

Why is he being targeted as the recipient of these coded messages? Using rules and axioms, there will always be some propositions that can’t be proved either true or false It may be the most fun book I ever read that impercepptibles mathematics professors, and we all know mathematics professors can be real party animals All he can imperceptiblse is that it might relate to his latest book, an unexpected bestseller about serial killers and the parallels between investigations into their crimes and certain mathematical theorems.

A good job was done on said adaptation. And boy, did I mind.

By simply stating this, it is capable of making the reader think the works of the detectives are useless and there are no set patterns to the murders.

Normally, I love books set in England.