The last equation of Isaac Severy

a novel in clues by Nova Jacobs

Written in English
Published: Pages: 337 Downloads: 780
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Subjects:

  • Books and reading,
  • Secret societies,
  • Families,
  • Mathematicians,
  • Fiction

Edition Notes

StatementNova Jacobs
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3610.A356483 L37 2018
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 337 pages
Number of Pages337
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26948095M
ISBN 101501175122
ISBN 109781501175121
LC Control Number2017032828
OCLC/WorldCa989963858

Rating: /5 | The Last Equation of Isaac Severy was a masterfully done mystery. Somehow a relatively light read despite the dark subject matter, the book was really enjoyable and kept me guessing throughout. Jacobs' clues are perfect—some you pick up on right away and others are harder to sp.   My Latest Read: The Last Equation of Isaac Severy If you like math, chaos theory, or murder mysteries, then this is a great book for you. Nova Jacobs gives us “a novel in clues” and a very intriguing equation that could change the world, especially if it falls into evil hands.

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The Last Equation of Isaac Severy is a clever, witty, and fun novel from Nova Jacobs. When Isaac Severy, patriarch of the rather eccentric Severy family, is found dead of an apparent suicide, it is up to Severy's adopted granddaughter, Hazel, to untangle the clues he has left behind/5.

*Wall Street Journal’s “Mysteries: Best of ” *Book of the Month Club Selection “Hugely entertaining The Last Equation of Isaac Severy is full of delight. Though Ms. Jacobs’s writing has echoes of Thomas Pynchon, Nathanael West and J.D. Salinger, her terrific book displays in abundance a magic all its own.” —The Wall Street Journal The Family Fang meets The Storied Life of A 4/5().

"In The Last Equation of Isaac Severy, Nova Jacobs sends an endearing bookstore owner on a quest for an elusive mathematical formula--but that is only the beginning of her journey.

Jacobs weaves a charming, mysterious tale about family bonds, personal ghosts, and the wondrous intersection of mathematics and ed on: Decem   Isaac Severy, the elderly patriarch of a numerically gifted clan, predicts his own demise and awaits his executioner one morning in his Hollywood Hills backyard.

After his death, his granddaughter Hazel receives a letter from him containing clues to the equation that is his life’s masterwork and also a prediction: “Three will : Nova Jacobs. "In The Last Equation of Isaac Severy, Nova Jacobs sends an endearing bookstore owner on a quest for an elusive mathematical formula--but that is only the beginning of her journey.

Jacobs weaves a charming, mysterious tale about family bonds, personal ghosts, and the wondrous intersection of mathematics and art.4/5(). Nova Jacobs is a writer living in Los Angeles. Her forthcoming novel, The Severy Equation, a literary mystery-thriller, is due out March from Touchstone Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster.

2. One of the main clues that Isaac Severy leaves behind is found hidden in a copy of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Tender is the Night.

Read this classic story in tandem with The Last Equation of Isaac Severy to deepen your discussion of the literary mystery at the heart of Nova Jacobs’s novel. /5(5). The subtitle of “The Last Equation of Isaac Severy” by Nova Jacobs is “A Novel in Clues.” How clever, maybe even a bit twee.

Is Jacobs about to lead readers on a choose-your-own-adventure. Overall, I found The Last Equation of Isaac Severy to be a thoroughly enjoyable read. As a debut, it’s even more impressive. I’m definitely looking forward to hearing what Nova Jacobs has in store for us in the future.

/5 stars. Many thanks to Touchstone for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review/5.

Isaac has entrusted Hazel with his top-secret equation, one that could have a catastrophic impact if it falls into the wrong hands. Now Hazel must weed through the mathematics of Isaac’s clues—without any help from her genius family—to make sure her grandfather’s final wishes are honored before it’s too late.

Just days after mathematician and family patriarch Isaac Severy dies of an apparent suicide, his adopted granddaughter Hazel, owner of a struggling bookstore, receives a letter from him by mail. In it, Isaac alludes to a secretive organization that is after his final bombshell equation, and he charges Hazel with safely delivering it to a trusted colleague.

*Wall Street Journal’s “Mysteries: Best of ” *Book of the Month Club Selection “Hugely entertaining The Last Equation of Isaac Severy is full of delight.

Though Ms. Jacobs’s writing has echoes of Thomas Pynchon, Nathanael West and J.D. Salinger, her terrific book displays in abundance a magic all its own.” —The Wall Street Journal The Family Fang meets The Storied Life of A /5(52). Find books like The Last Equation of Isaac Severy from the world’s largest community of readers.

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The apparent suicide of a legendary mathematician drives Jacobs’s intricate and moving first novel. Isaac Severy, renowned for having developed complex predictive equations for seemingly random. “A novel that is anything but clueless, filled with consideration and compassion” (The Washington Post), The Last Equation of Isaac Severy proves that, like Hazel, you don’t have to love math to fall under the Severy spell/5(24).

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“Isaac Severy has died and taken the secret of his last mathematical equation with him. Except that he has also hidden clues to a hiding place for this final work and shares these clues with his adopted granddaughter, Hazel, who he has charged with finding his hidden treasure and getting it into the hands of a trusted colleague.

In the book, Isaac Severy’s last equation is one that can predict the place and time a death will occur. These deaths are mostly accidental where you can figure out if someone died because they were killed or if they just accidentally did the wrong thing and paid for it with their life.

The Last Equation of Isaac Severy Audiobook Free. The alternating point of view includes a nice rhythm to the tale while preserving the thriller. It appears Issac left Hazel a secret letter with verbal as well as symbolic ideas, including veiled hints at where to locate and. The Last Equation of Isaac Severy is a unique blend of rich family drama, flawed and relatable characters and clever mystery with a touch of dark humor that further elevates this debut novel.

She had wasted so much time, but at last she knew what her grandfather had intended for her to do. In conclusion, The Last Equation of Isaac Severy is a decent read. It is an entertaining thriller/mystery, and has enough math thrown in to satisfy frequent visitors to this website as well.

It has an unusual style, which I alternatively found engaging and annoying.Subtitled A Novel in Clues, The Last Equation of Isaac Severy asks the question “What if mathematics not only described the universe, but could actually predict the future?” When Isaac, the patriarch of the eccentric and exceptionally mathematically gifted Severy family, dies under suspicious circumstances, his far-flung clan gathers for the first time in many : Nova Jacobs.Complex and completely different from other thrillers, the Last Equation of Isaac Severy is highly recommended.

Isaac Severy is a famous mathematician. Now retired, he is still working on his last equation: how to use chaos theory to predict Los Angeles traffic. As the book opens, Isaac is preparing aContinue Reading.