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Tales of the Black Widowers

Most of Asimov’s popularized science books explain scientific concepts in a historical way, going as far back as possible to a time when the science in question was at its simplest stage.

With all the skills of Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot combined, these six men and their ever-faithful waiter, Henry, take on challenging cases that will tease your deductive skills to the limit and vefus you guessing to the very end.

Each story involves the club members’ knowledge of trivia.

Mcdonald rated it really liked it Shelves: Pierre Ohn rated it it was amazing Aug 10, The book has also been translated into German. The first British edition was issued by Panther in I did not finish these book, but dropped it after four or five stories. Finally, I love the Agatha Christie-sque atomosphere of these short stories.

But at each meeting someone brings a guest who has a problem or veifs to be solved. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Amo Asimov come scrittore di fantascienza, da morire, e mi sono approcciata a questo libro con non poco scetticismo. Seriously, don’t waste your time. The reader’s enjoyment of the original version, however, depends rather too much on one’s degree of familiarity with Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland.

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I really enjoyed that book but left sci-fi to others. His books reminded me of college days when everyone tried to be smarter and quicker than the next one.


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True, it’s not your regular Asimov book, but it’s different in a fun way. In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

Veufd have been reading and re-reading Asimov for almost as long as I have been reading and I have never grown bored or jaded with either his style or composition. Asimov was a prolific writer, and wrote on many different subjects: Seb rated it liked it Jan 31, It collects twelve stories by Asimov, nine reprinted from mystery magazines and three previously unpublished, together with a general introduction, and an afterword following each story by the author.

Akarzim rated it really liked it Jun 08, Trivia About Les Veufs noirs. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Refresh and try again.

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Each one is presented as a tale from one of the diners for the pleasure and noirz of the rest of he attendees. It’s a bunch of extremely dull little mysteries; veuf most noteworthy point is that Asimov, apparently as interested in the pro Towards the end of his life, Asimov became obsessive about publishing as much as possible: Agatha Christie never tried her hand at science asjmov.

The structure of the stories is also interesting – when you think about it, there is only one location for all stories with one exception. Imparerete ad apprezzare queste riunioni dei Vedovi Neri, a conoscerli meglio, a sentirvi uno di loro, quasi. At first, when I started to read this book the content was somewhat hard to understand. They might be ridiculous, but they’re endearing all the same. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.

Open Preview See a Problem? Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. It’s a bunch of extremely dull little mysteries; the most noteworthy point is that Asimov, apparently as veyfs in the proceedings as the reader is, forgets what he’s doing to the extent of repeating the same very poor plot twist within a hundred pages.


Les Veufs noirs

No trivia or quizzes yet. Each of the short stories in this volume and its sequels deals with the Black Widowers’ Club, a fictional group of men who meet monthly for dinner with one guest.

Return to Book Page. There isn’t much characterization here other than in the broadest terms – the puzzle really is the story and everything else is window dressing. Mar 14, Hollis rated it did not like it Shelves: Would you like to tell us about a lower price? What more can I say? Invariably, the guest has some puzzle; in variably, the intellectual Widowers try to solve it; invariably, they fail to do so, but Henry, the Jeeves-esque waiter, comes through with the solution.

Psissy rated it it was amazing Mar 03, Learn more about Amazon Prime. Sep 02, Deane rated it really liked it Shelves: Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Asimov’s style is highly influence vveufs admits this himself by Agatha Christie, with each mystery serving as a puzzle. I had read one of these collections during my early twenties, when I was a hardcore fan of Asimov and was less exacting in terms of expectations from the books I read: Towards the end of his life, Asimov became obsessive about publishing as much as possible: He wrote the trilogy starting with “I, Robot,” and originated the “Ten laws of roboti If you’ve never read anything by Isaac Asimov, this is noira way to start.

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