Orlando Lloyd Lloyd itibaren 1319 Srednja Vas pri Dragi, Slovenya
A wonderful concept that never rises off the page with any strength. Millet resurrects three atom-bomb scientists -- Oppenheimer, Fermi, Szilard -- in post-9-11 America, and has them recognize the horrible legacy of their work and go on a peace crusade. The book wants to be something like Catch-22, and in its ambitions to interweave the personal with the large and political, it strives for something DeLillo might pull off. But instead of being painfully, truthfully absurd, it's often simply zany -- like Tom Robbins taking himself too seriously.
this is a fast read and just a really really great story. but i like these Ellen Foster-type tales of southern girls growing up in the heat; i also like books that celebrate females in a cool and positive way. i guess this is one of them.