Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Logicomix: An Epic Search for Truth by Apostolos Doxiadis and Christos H. Papadimitriou, Art by Alecos Papadatos and Annie Di Donna

This critically-acclaimed bestselling graphic novel uses philosopher Bertrand Russell's quest for absolute truth as the basis for an exploration of the foundations of logic, math, and philosophy. Logicomix provides excellent background knowledge and a thorough overview of the subjects while managing to entertain. Don't miss the excellent notebook at the end; if you don't have a background in logic, math, or philosophy, skimming the notebook first will allow for a more meaningful reading. Don't miss the Logicomix website - you'll find links to a youtube preview trailer, reviews, and more. Grade 9 - Adult