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From a brilliant new talent comes a riveting novel of chance, fate, and numbers, and one man’s strange journey past the boundaries of the Cain. Improbable by Adam Fawer – book cover, description, publication history. Adam Fawer (born in New York City) is an American Novelist. Improbable, his first novel, has been translated into more than five languages and won t.

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Rainbows End Chuck Palahuniuk: However, I’m not sure it makes sense if you think about it. The stakes go higher and higher as Caine convinces himself that his opponent is only bluffing and he ups the ante.

Tversky and then to Nava — which lead both to pursuing David Caine. So she needs another big secret, quickly. Not so easy, when she is suddenly transferred to work under Forsyth and all her security is revoked. If you had asked me, the fact that they both had good novels within them, I would have improbale that’s improbable. The delusions seem real. However, shadowy forces want to use his power for their own ends, and he faces a desperate battle for survival.

It’s a quick, fun read. Improbable is the story of a gifted young man named David Caine, who has been troubled by debilitating epileptic seizures to the extent that his medical condition has thrown his life completely off track. Both are talented authors and we the reader or lucky for their friendship.



She sells top secret information to other governments but on her last deal, she inadvertently gives a bad disk to the Korean mafia and is unable to give back the cash from her offshore account. But his biology is perhaps even worse.

It was awarded the International Thriller Writers Award for best first novel. But that would have been a gut level answer without the math. It seems that the government also has an interest in Dr.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. But, this plan, too, goes afoul when the Alpha subject suddenly dies — but not before revealing future events to first Dr.

It’s all fiction, leaning to SF but a good story where probability is core to the lead characters success. Though the solution of how Nava gets around this problem might be obvious, everything else about this novel is a surprise. He just needs to hang in there long enough to win the pot. During the course of the novel, Caine undergoes an experimental medical treatment in an attempt to set his life straight. Despite all the action of which there is plenty and all of it tight without a single loose endthere is a serious scientific hypothesis underneath the layers of the various subplots.


His hand was not the sure bet that it should have been. Retrieved from ” https: Improbablehis first novel, has already been translated into five languages. But wait, his opponent seems awfully sure of himself too.

For instance, his discussion of “minimizing error” gives the impression that the expected value is the one which occurs most often.

Improbable (novel) – Wikipedia

Caine wakes in the hospital with his twin brother, Joshua, patiently waiting for him. Factoring Humanity by Robert J. But Nava has her own problems.

A running subplot is the mathematical aspects of determinism i. I would hope that even a hardcore sci-fi fan would find this book rewarding, though, that is hard for me to judge. Webarchive template wayback links. Night Watch Alan Nayes: And now Nava must steal him for the Koreans — and for Forsyth. I like the scenes showing the protagonist as a math professor.