MATHEMATICAL FICTION:

a list compiled by Alex Kasman (College of Charleston)

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Numbers (2009)
Dana Dane
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Hip Hop artist Dana Dane wrote this novel about a NYC youth with mathematical talent who gets caught up in a life of crime. There is no actual mathematics discussed. Rather, it appears in a few brief comments only to justify the protagonist's nickname of "Numbers" and presumably to convince us that he had the potential for a bright future under the right circumstances.

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Works Similar to Numbers
According to my `secret formula', the following works of mathematical fiction are similar to this one:
  1. Against the Odds by Martin Gardner
  2. God Doesn't Shoot Craps by Richard Armstrong
  3. The Wizard by C.S. Godshalk
  4. Only Say the Word by Niall Williams
  5. Gambler's Rose by G.W. Hawkes
  6. Signal to Noise by Eric S. Nylund
  7. The Geometry of Sisters by Luanne Rice
  8. Gifted: A Novel by Nikita Lalwani
  9. The One Plus One by Jojo Moyes
  10. The Book of Getting Even by Benjamin Taylor
Ratings for Numbers:
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Mathematical Content:
1/5 (1 votes)
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Literary Quality:
2/5 (1 votes)
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Categories:
Genre
MotifProdigies, Math Education,
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MediumNovels,

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