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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Math City

The Phantom Tollbooth is one of my most favoritest books ever, so when I was contacted about Ahmad Amani's Math City  I was intrigued since it sounded similar in nature.

Once upon a time there was the Lying Line, who we now know as a minus sign. He is being taken to task for cutting down large, fat numbers by the Upward Lying Line, known to us as a plus sign. This leads to a long, hard war among the disparate classes of citizens in Math City.

This novelette is a short and sweet parable on how humans treat one another in times of conflict. I appreciated the brevity of this story and it was a great read for my commute this week. I was able to read it in one sitting and I found the characters to be amusing (I love anthropomorphous characters in a story), particularly how Amani turned numbers into the good and the evil  entities of the parable.

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