Imitation Game: Alan Turing Decoded by Jim Ottaviano and Leland Purvis

Imitation Game: Alan Turing Decoded  by Jim Ottaviano and Leland Purvis

This book is not for the weak of heart, as it does involve a lot of math, while at the same time it is confusing, but not because of the math. This book does have a lot about his mathematics and theories, but the main plot was mostly about the persecution of Alan Turing as a homosexual and how people found out and reacted to it. It was confusing to read, as my copy was an ARC and in black and white, this made it confusing because there were random speech bubbles that would show up on a page during a flashback and while in the final edition it would be color coded to the person speaking, without the colors it was difficult to tell. That being said eventually after reading enough to learn how each character speaks, it was easier to follow at the end. This graphic novel was very well done and did a good job of showing all aspects of Alan Turing and the situations he was put in. I would recommend this as an addition to someone’s knowledge of Alan Turing if they only saw the movie The Imitation Game, as that was about him as a mathematician and this is about him as a person. It would also be a good book if you are interested in LGBTQ+ history.

 

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