The Imitation Game: Alan Turing Decoded

The Imitation Game Alan Turing Decoded Award winning authors Jim Ottaviani and Leland Purvis present a historically accurate graphic novel biography of English mathematician and scientist Alan Turing in The Imitation Game English mathemati

  • Title: The Imitation Game: Alan Turing Decoded
  • Author: Jim Ottaviani Leland Purvis
  • ISBN: 9781419718939
  • Page: 203
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Award winning authors Jim Ottaviani and Leland Purvis present a historically accurate graphic novel biography of English mathematician and scientist Alan Turing in The Imitation Game English mathematician and scientist Alan Turing 1912 1954 is credited with many of the foundational principles of contemporary computer science The Imitation Game presents a historicallyAward winning authors Jim Ottaviani and Leland Purvis present a historically accurate graphic novel biography of English mathematician and scientist Alan Turing in The Imitation Game English mathematician and scientist Alan Turing 1912 1954 is credited with many of the foundational principles of contemporary computer science The Imitation Game presents a historically accurate graphic novel biography of Turing s life, including his groundbreaking work on the fundamentals of cryptography and artificial intelligence His code breaking efforts led to the cracking of the German Enigma during World War II, work that saved countless lives and accelerated the Allied defeat of the Nazis While Turing s achievements remain relevant decades after his death, the story of his life in post war Europe continues to fascinate audiences today Award winning duo Jim Ottaviani the 1 New York Times bestselling author of Feynman and Primates and artist Leland Purvis an Eisner and Ignatz Award nominee and occasional reviewer for the Comics Journal present a factually detailed account of Turing s life and groundbreaking research as an unconventional genius who was arrested, tried, convicted, and punished for his openly gay lifestyle, and whose innovative work still fuels the computing and communication systems that define our modern world Computer science buffs, comics fans, and history aficionados will be captivated by this riveting and tragic story of one of the 20th century s most unsung heroes.

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    1. Βαθμολογία: ★★★Η ιστορία είναι πολύ ενδιαφέρουσα, πάνω κάτω όπως τη μάθαμε από την ταινία. Το σχέδιο μπορεί να μην άρεσε σε πολλούς, αλλά εγώ το βρήκα ικανοποιητικό. Το πρόβλημά μου ήταν με την αφήγηση γιατί ένιωθα πως μου άφηνε αρκετά κενά και το τέχνασμα με τις συνεντεύξε [...]

    2. I was down in Melbourne over the Easter weekend for the International Comedy Festival (good times) and I visited the large Dymocks on Collins St. Not too bad of a store. But Melbourne is lacking in really good book stores - amazing for a city so sophisticated and nice. Anyway, I stumbled across this book - the same author as the amazing 'Feynman' graphic novel!I read it on the plane back to Sydney today. It's rather good, both story and art. I'm going to compare it to Andrew Hodges written biogr [...]

    3. 3.5 for the last few pages. Great story, but I thought the execution could have been smoother, and the entire narrative framed better. Didn't understand the point of the interview set-up, and it felt like I had to fill in too many story-related blanks on my own. Glad to see Alan Turing's story get more play, though. What happened to him was a tragedy.

    4. από μαθηματικά δεν καταλαβαίνω πολλά. Ωστόσο, η ιστορία αυτού του ανθρώπου προκαλεί θαυμασμό και συγκίνηση Ενας μαθηματικός που δείχνει έντονα στοιχεία αυτισμού βοήθησε αποφασιστικά να αποκρυπτογραφηθει ο Κωδικός enigma των ναζί κατα τη διάρκεια του Δεύτερου Παγκοσμίου πο [...]

    5. I got this book on Netgalley in exchange for a review.This biographical graphic novel is one of my favorite reads ever. It describes the life of Alan Turing, the father of computer science. I can’t tell exactly how accurate this is, but it’s fascinating and heartbreaking to read.The story is told from a few different points of view. It can be a bit confusing because it mixes Alan Turing’s POV with POVs of people who knew him. I wanted the story to go into more detail about what exactly Tur [...]

    6. Πολυ προσεγμενη και καλαισθητη εκδοση. Ομορφο εξωφυλλο, ομορφα χρωματα. Μου εκανε εντυπωση πως το ονομα του επιμελητη εμφανιζεται διπλα σε αυτο του μεταφραστη, στην πρωτη σελιδα μεσα. Ελπιζω καποτε να εμφανιζεται και στο εξωφυλλο.Η ιστορια απο την αλλη παρουσιαζει καποιες [...]

    7. Really well done. Not super uplifting. I learned things. Annnnnd not all of those things were things I wanted to know. History is always so sad, you guys.Most of the technical stuff went over my head. But it was also really fascinating even when I couldn't understand it. I loved the way all the different voices told the story, with Alan himself coming in too.

    8. This graphic novel managed to do more with Turing's tragic and short life than the limpid movie with the same name attempted.

    9. A wasted genius. #3wordbookreviewI wonder what else Alan Turing would have contributed to the world if he had been given the chanceA satisfying graphic novel about Turing's life. The shifts in time were a little confusing at times, but overall an enjoyable read. Even when you know how it ends :(

    10. The Imitation Game is quite complicated. I would have lost the thread of the story if I hadn't already watched the movie. There are three main sections: pre-war, Turing's war work, then post war. Anyone who already has knowledge about the Enigma machine might enjoy the middle section. Some of the complication, I suspect, is purposeful. Alan Turing was a mathematical genius who went off on tangents in his conversations. But there were many narrators in the story - it's presented as an interview, [...]

    11. A little hard to follow at times, but still a fascinating look at one of the tragic geniuses of the 20th century.

    12. [I received a copy of this book through NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.]A good general biography of Alan Turing. Not going into many details, as this wouldn't be really convenient in graphic novel form anyway, but comprehensive enough to encompass the most important aspects of his work.Sometimes this comics reminded me of “Breaking the Code”—I guess that was because of the different narrators, and possibly also the interrogator's questions hinting at Turing's homosexuality, al [...]

    13. I read an earlier version of this book when it was available online. This was before the movie on Alan Turing came out, The Imitation Game, and I kept looking to see if the book would be published, to compliment the movie, but it was not.Since this was a re-read, although some things, apparently were altered, I knew the story, but had forgotten bits of it. The movie mostly focused on the war years, while this graphic novel watches him go from young boyhood through to his death.The story opens wi [...]

    14. When I found The Imitation Game, by Jim Ottaviani on NetGalley I was immediately interested in requesting it. I had not seen the movie, but I thought this was a little-known piece of history that I should learn about. This is a graphic novel and not a novelization of the movie. The fact that this is a graphic novel gave me pause as I usually find them lacking. I just like to have more written information when I read a book.Needless to say, I was very surprised and happy as I read this book. It d [...]

    15. I do like that Ottaviani makes graphic memoirs and mostly he's actually good at them. The Imitation Game isn't bad per se, but the structure is such a mess. Perhaps the other problem is that I've seen the movie and this felt so thin compared to that. The Imitation Game follows one of the greatest minds, Alan Turing, who encrypted Enigma and was the prominent mind behind modern computing altogether. The comic follows his life, his work and then the death he supposedly chose himself. It's such a t [...]

    16. Read this review and more on my blog.I received a free copy of The Imitation Game for my honest opinion.If you go into reading The Imitation Game and expect it to be like the movie that came out in 2014, you will be disappointed. Although this graphic novel does share similar aspects to the movie, such as Turing decoding the Nazi code during WW2, The Imitation Game focuses more on how Alan Turing became the brilliant mind he was, and what happened to him after the end of WW2.I really enjoyed The [...]

    17. Turing's story is worthy of five stars. But this particular telling of his story didn't do it for me. More technical details than I expected and I didn't like how the multiple narrators was done.

    18. Absolutely fascinating read about a man I knew next to nothing about. Ottaviani uses voice supremely well, and Purvis' art is colorful and engaging. Although there were a couple of Turing's ideas I had trouble wrapping my head around, I never felt lost within the story itself. The end felt a little abrupt and was bereft of dialogue. Given the chatty nature of the rest of the book, I suspect this was a stylistic choice rather an an editorial one. As much as I enjoyed it, however, I don't know tha [...]

    19. A very well-written tale of Turing's life. The mathematical content is dealt with well, and the emotional decline towards the end is very sensitively written. I think it's a very important story for people to learn about, for mathematical/computer history, and also to help people understand the broad social context of LGBT issues in the UK within recent years. Also, I was very pleased to see my idol Hardy show up in Princeton! <3

    20. A beautiful though, yes, (scientific and) brainy portrait of a man whose influence does not seem to be fully recognized or appreciated, despite his still growing and therefore difficult to measure contributions to the world. And in that sense he is still a tragic victim, ~ like he was when he passed away.When he should have been celebrated as a hero!

    21. #readathon17 [8/13] ~ [ένα κόμικς βασισμένο σε ιστορικά στοιχεία ή σε πραγματικά γεγονότα]

    22. Even after reading the massive biography by Andrew Hodges, and seeing the movie “The Imitation Game,” I am still eager to learn more about the life and work of Alan Turing. “The Imitation Game: Alan Turing Decoded” is a graphic novel (biography) somewhere between those two, and continues to tell his story in an entertaining and informative manner. This medium, too, is one I am growing very fond of, for its creativity and ease of presentation, in a series of frames like comics, its abilit [...]

    23. More like a 3.5, but grading up because I feel like nonfiction graphic novels have to work so much harder to succeed, and this one was complex and interesting and heartbreaking all in one. Alan Turing is kind of my historical homosexual man-crush, and this book did a spectacular job of presenting him in all his complexity--not just a misunderstood eccentric genius, but a real person. It made it clear that "eccentric genius" was practically compulsory to work at Bletchley Park, and in relative te [...]

    24. One underlying theme to extract from this historical story is that exceptional intellect and socially strange behavior are somehow intertwined. Alan Turing was clearly a mathematical genius, a gifted athlete and an eccentric. His contributions to decoding Nazi communications during WWII were invaluable to the Crown. His visionary insights into the modern concept of digital computing were equally important. Turing's strangeness is often presented humorously in the form of esoteric conversations b [...]

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