April 14, 2004
14 April 2004
United States of America
| 3.2/5 |
PS3545.O98 H65 2004
Little, Brown and Company
| The Will To Live On, Aurora dawn - or - The true, The Lawgiver, The Language God Talk, Marjorie Morningstar|
A Hole In Texas is a novel by Herman Wouk. Published in 2004, the book describes the adventures of a high-energy physicist following the surprise announcement that a Chinese physicist (with whom he had a long-ago romance) had discovered the long-sought Higgs boson.
Parts of the plot are based on the aborted Superconducting Super Collider project.
Published by Little, Brown and Company, ISBN 0-316-52590-1.
A Hole in Texas Wikipedia
Kirkus Reviews said that A Hole In Texas was "Ingenious. Absolutely ingenious." Publishers Weekly called it "Occasionally corny but also playful, thoughtful and passionate". The journal Science said that Wouk "accurately depicts science as an often interactive and collegial enterprise", and that the novel offers a "refreshing contrast with the treatments of mad scientists that are so abundant in literature and popular culture." The review in Nature had some criticism, saying that the "scientific explanations are pat and usually come in the form of long e-mails that bog down the plot", that the discussions of the Chinese people "verge on racism", and that the book's ending "falls flat".