Hopeful Monsters by Nicholas Mosley

"Hopeful Monsters" is a novel that explores the lives of two intellectuals, a German physicist and a British anthropologist, against the backdrop of the political and scientific upheavals of the 20th century. Their personal journeys and love story are intertwined with their pursuit of understanding in the realms of physics, biology, and anthropology, as they grapple with issues such as quantum mechanics, genetics, and the nature of consciousness. The narrative also delves into the moral and ethical challenges posed by the rise of fascism and the advent of the atomic bomb.

The 10856th greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 6

Since this book was first published in 1990, there is a penalty of 25.6%. The age adjusted score is 4.46.

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