Friday, January 20, 2012

The Solitude of Prime Numbers

“They lived the slow and invisible interpenetration of their universes, like two stars gravitating around a
common axis, in ever tighter orbits, whose clear destiny is to coalesce at some point in space and time.”
Paolo Giordano, The Solitude of Prime Numbers

Alice and Mattia are two wounded souls. They carry the weight of their past on their shoulders. They both cannot find a place in this world, but both of them find his own comfort in the eyes of the other. Unfortunately Mattia and Alice are two prime numbers, twin prime numbers who are hanging so desperately into each other, and there is always an even number between them, preventing them from touching.

I've read The solitude of Prime Numbers so rapidly I think I've dreamed the story whole. So I read it again but yet it feels like an outer space experience, as if I've lived it in another life. Alice and Mattia, are characters in which the reader sees his own reflection. I think that's why this book manages to penetrate your heart and soul.
You fall in love with them from the first page and you feel your heart wrench while their story reaches its peeks. You cannot let go of the book from the moment you turn the first page. Whether you're in class, on the buss, or simply walking back home the book is in
front of you, inside of you and all around.
Mattia and Alice are engraved in your own soul, in the eyes of whom you love, in the atoms of the universe. In the whisper of the wind, in every rain drop and every sound you hear.

Absolutely amazing, so delicate in his words, Paolo Giordano has written a book so gentle yet so sharp, so fragile yet extremely powerful.
Love, love, love

It has been such a long time.
I'm an architecture student at the moment, in my second year.
And I'm reading The Da Vince Code :)
Have a nice weekend!