Comic Book Review: The Imitation Game by Jim Ottaviani

cover80596-medium.pngThe Entscheidungs Problem is a fascinating one to be sure!

But I can’t fathom it could have an answer.

Parts of the book were a little slow. Other parts were fascinating. It was well-written, but even that didn’t prevent it from being a little hard to follow in spots. It did however do a decent job in presenting Alan Turing as a troubled genius. With a difficult life. It’s a shame. It’s a shame for all people who aren’t treated well because they’re different. No matter how that difference presents itself.

I really wanted to follow the math in this book. I don’t know if it was just over my head as presented or not.

I wish the book would have spent more time on the Imitation Game itself. That I think was most interesting – can a machine imitate a human being enough to be indistinguishable?

Though the philosophy toward the end of the book was rather interesting.

But the trial at the end of the book was horrifying. Sometimes it seems like we’ve come so far.

Sometimes it doesn’t.

Thanks to NetGalley and ABRAMS for a copy in return for an honest review.


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