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By David Lagercrantz George Goulding | Comments: ( 140 ) | Date: ( Mar 31, 2020 )

June 8, 1954 Alan Turing, the visionary mathematician, is found dead at his home in sleepy Wilmslow, dispatched by a poisoned apple.Taking the case, Detective Constable Leonard Corell quickly learns Turing is a convicted homosexual Confident it s a suicide, he is nonetheless confounded by official secrecy over Turing s war record What is , Turing s sexuality appearsJune 8, 1954 Alan Turing, the visionary mathematician, is found dead at his home in sleepy Wilmslow, dispatched by a poisoned apple.Taking the case, Detective Constable Leonard Corell quickly learns Turing is a convicted homosexual Confident it s a suicide, he is nonetheless confounded by official secrecy over Turing s war record What is , Turing s sexuality appears to be causing alarm among the intelligence services could he have been blackmailed by Soviet spies Stumbling across evidence of Turing s genius, and sensing an escape from a narrow life, Corell soon becomes captivated by Turing s brilliant and revolutionary work, and begins to dig deeper.But in the paranoid, febrile atmosphere of the Cold War, loose cannons cannot be tolerated As his innocent curiosity fast takes him far out of his depth, Corell realises he has much to learn about the dangers of forbidden knowledge.

  • Title: Fall of Man in Wilmslow
  • Author: David Lagercrantz George Goulding
  • ISBN: 9781848668928
  • Page: 308
  • Format: ebook

About Author:

David Lagercrantz George Goulding

David Lagercrantz, born in 1962, is a journalist and author, living in Stockholm His first book was published in 1997, a biography of the Swedish adventurer and mountaineer G ran Kropp In 2000 his biography on the inventor H kan Lans, A Swedish genius , was published His breakthrough as a novelist was of the Fall in Wilmslow Fall of Man in Wilmslow , a fictionalized novel about the British mathematician Alan Turing In David Lagercrantz writing you can thwart see a pattern the major talents who refuse to follow the convention He has been interested not only in what it takes to stand out from the crowd, but also in the resistance That Such creativity inevitably faces In 2011 his best selling sports biography I am Zlatan I am Zlatan Ibrahimovic was published, one of the most successful books in Sweden in modern times The biography was nominated for the prestigious August Prize in 2012, as well as shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year award To date, I am Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been published in over 30 languages around the world and been sold in millions of copies In the summer of 2013, Lagercrantz was asked by Moggliden the Larsson Estate and Collins to write the fourth, free standing sequel to Stieg Larsson s Millennium Trilogy That which does not kill us The Girl in the Spider s Web was published in August 27, 2015 Simultaneously by 26 publishers in 24 languages worldwide, Ten Years After the Swedish Publication of Stieg Larsson s Men Who Hate Women The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo The fifth novel in the series, The Man Who Hunted his Shadow, will be published September 7th 2017.

Comments Fall of Man in Wilmslow

  • Manchester Military History Society (MMHS)

    This not your usual police procedural, but it’s much the richer for it.World War 2 codebreaker Alan Turing’s death has always been somewhat of a mystery and this novel from Swedish author David Lagercrantz uses his death to tell a story of 1950s Britain gripped by the paranoia of KGB espionage.Young policeman Leonard Corell is charged with investigating Turing’s death and finds himself drawn into one of the most closely guarded secrets of the war. Lagercrantz has created a thriller that co [...]

  • Sharon

    The pace of David Lagercrantz's novel 'Fall of Man in Wilmslow' feels frustratingly slow, so slow in fact that In the beginning I didn't think I could continue if the action didn't ratchet up a notch or two. After my initial uncertainty and perseverance, I adjusted and appreciated the languid pace, taking in every detail. It was from that point onwards that I loved the book and characters, especially that of Allan Turing as imagined by Lagerkrantz.As I said before, the pace in this novel is pain [...]

  • Tripfiction

    Novel set in Wilmslow and Bletchley (the Death and Life of Alan Turing…)David Lagercrantz is an extremely interesting author. He wrote the Fall of Man in Wilmslow in 2009, many years before the 2014 film of Alan Turing’s life, The Imitation Game (though I would suspect that this quite excellent translation from the original Swedish by George Goulding was timed to pick up on the film’s success). A perhaps strange subject for a non-Brit? Then in 2013 he ghosted the best selling autobiography [...]

  • Thua Ly-Pham

    I really want to like this book. After watching the Imitation Game, Alan Turing had sparked an interest in me. But this book is devastatingly slow.I feel that the author is almost too detailed in the writing. I was hoping for a story about Alan Turing's than about the fictional character (this case, Corell). The author goes into great detail about Corell's struggles, family life, and really goes into Corell's psychological welfare. These parts starts to get wordy and annoying. It may be because [...]

  • Alicea

    Honestly, I spent the entirety of this book fully convinced I was reading a nonfiction book about Alan Turing from the point of view of the policeman who found his body. Good job, David Lagercrantz! You totally fooled me! The book in question is Fall of Man in Wilmslow and it's the fictionalized story of Alan Turing's suicide and his contribution to the war effort and to numerous academic disciplines. Over the last year or more, I've been pretty much obsessed with all things A.I. and as a result [...]

  • Kate

    This is a story of a detective constable Leonard Corell in the small township of Wilmslow who is assigned to investigate the death of a man named Alan Turing. It is set in that time in England where the Cold War and defections from the highest levels of British intelligence led to a virtual witch hunt for traitors and homosexuals. This paranoia was mirrored here in the United States, both countries destroying lives by innuendo and suspicion and scapegoating, to no good end. While it appears to b [...]

  • Rosemary

    A great story of spies, codebreaking, outsiders and community. The setting is just after WWII in the English town of Wilmslow. The central characters are Alan Turing, a mathematician and scientist and Leonard Corell, a young police detective. Turing is a real person and while this is a work of fiction, there are elements of non-fiction woven throughout. I put aside all other things I was reading to finish this book. It was that good.

  • Emma

    I want to first thank Quercus Books for sending me this English translation through Netgalley, I was beyond excited to be approved to read and review this book. I have been a great admirer of Alan Turing for this past year and finding a fictional novel surrounding the reasons behind his suicide immediately caught my attention.We meet Leonard Corell a police detective who is put on the case of Alan Turing's death, he visits Turing's home in Wilmslow and discovers that there are a fast amount of d [...]

  • Toni Osborne

    This story, a melding of two narratives, is an attempt to capture a sympathetic biography of Alan Turing who was badly treated by the establishment and a police procedural in which a detective tries to get to the bottom of a mystery.This disturbing tale of Turing’s suicide and the circumstance that let to it is told through the eyes of Detective Leonard Corell who was in charge of the investigation. The book reveals Turing’s life and his obsession with mathematics but above all we are shown [...]

  • Jovi Ene

    De la renumitul film The Imitation Game, Turing a căpătat un fel de celebritate mondială târzie, chiar dacă în mai multe cercuri științifice sau intelectuale el era foarte bine cunoscute.David Lagercrantz a scris această carte în 2009 și reconstituie într-o manieră polițistă ultimii ani ai lui Turing, decodarea mașinii de coduri naziste Enigma și misterul sinuciderii. Matematică pură, matematică, filosofie, toate acestea fac parte din misterul acestui roman.Cu toate acestea, [...]

  • Luana

    3,5Non so bene perché, ma ero convinta di avere tra le mani un saggio, e invece mi sono trovata davanti una sorta di giallo. Tutto sommato, qui non eravamo alla ricerca di un assassino, visto che non ci sono dubbi sul fatto che Alan Turing si sia suicidato, ma stiamo parlando comunque di un uomo dai molti segreti riguardanti da vicino la sicurezza nazionale e gli anni della seconda guerra mondiale.Il romanzo si apre l'8 giugno 1954, il giorno in cui Alan Turing viene ritrovato morto nella sua c [...]

  • Bestselling Thrillers

    Fall of Man in Wilmslow David Lagercrantz three and a half stars(To paraphrase) - A poisoning, wrapped in a mystery, disguised as an Enigma.Translated from the Swedish by George Goulding, this is Lagercrantz’s fourth novel and the first to be published in English.Leonard Corell is a bored and disillusioned detective constable in Wilmslow. Events have conspired against him since his childhood, when he was considered to be ‘very bright’. Despite the expectation that he would progress from pu [...]

  • Iglen

    I have decided to read this book while I was in the middle of extremely well written book by my favorite author Cormac McCarthy (Suttree) but it is bit slow and I got little bored and restless. When I picked this (audio) book I have acquired a while ago I already forgot a reason why I got it and it started by scene of a person killing himself and a constable arriving on the scene I though, man, a detective story, common (it is not something I particularly like nowadays) and would rather to read [...]

  • Kristen

    I only read until page 70 or so. There was not one likeable character in the book. The main character was basically a robot.

  • Val

    I almost gave up on this book, but I'm actually glad I kept at it. I was turned off by the overbearing emphasis on homosexuality, both in the life of Alan Turing, and in the overbearing persecution of them in England after the war. But in the middle of the book I fell in love with the mathematics of logic, which is what Turing used to father the field of artificial intelligence. I would have been happier without the first part, but, unfortunately, that's not how real life operates. The stories o [...]

  • Jerry Mcculley

    I was taken in by the review which says it's an electrifying thriller but it's more an introspective style of writing about an unknown detective with no motive to do what he does. you must have a colossal amount of patience for this plot that goes nowhere. as soon as you think something is about to happen, the author stops for more "what the character is thinking narrative" for pages. This happens repeatedly and eventually I realize the author has not done anything to make me care about the main [...]

  • James Clancy

    Fact or fiction? David Lagercrantz's book offers an intriguing insight into the life and death of Alan Turing but drawing the line between fact and fiction is less than easy as Lagercrantz has seamlessly melded the two. A very enjoyable read.

  • Sharon

    Unfortunately, this was not at all what I thought it would be. There is absolutely no mystery at all in this novel if you are familiar with the history of Alan Turing. Basically, I felt this book was a waste of my time. It was written in Swedish before the recent movie, The Imitation Game, and obviously it was translated into English to capitalize on the movie's interest. Big, big mistake. Skip this one.

  • Tim

    This book is a tale about how we treat the accused, minorities, people we don't understand, people from other cultures, and in general, people who are "different." Do we give people the benefit of the doubt? Who do we believe? Do we only trust people who tell us things that fit our own limited understanding of life and the world?In life, Alan Turing made sense of the Enigma codes. In death, he made sense of the enigma that was Detective Leonard Corell.

  • Truus Van

    Ik vond dit boek een stuk beter dan zijn deel vier van de Stieg Larson serie. Staat met een 'detective' stickertje in de bibliotheekkast, maar is veel meer dan dat. Zeker voor wie ook de film over Alan Turing heeft gezien is dit zeker een aanrader!

  • Elizabeth Sulzby

    I re-read this book in January 2018 and totally changed my mind about this novel. More to follow about how I changed my mindACEHOLDER REVIEW. More to come

  • Heather

    Verrrrrry plodding.

  • Kelly

    Fascinating information. I could listen to the whole thing all over again.

  • Alistair Edwards

    I was attracted by this book from a number of different points-of-view. Firstly I am very interested in Alan Turing. There have been a number of other books about him, and now even a film. However, they have tended to concentrate on his work on codebreaking. This one is different in that it is centred on his death, although the codebreaking is also covered in a couple of chapters.His death was classified as suicide and yet this has always been controversial. The circumstances and method were qui [...]

  • Eleanor

    I loved the majority of this book, but felt that it fizzled at the end, hence the loss of a star. It was as if the author got the story so far and then didn’t know what to do next. I don’t necessarily need a neat ending with all the loose ends tied up, but I felt that *too* many were left loose here, or too readily dismissed. The divergence from one to several (though mainly two) points of view towards the end was clumsily done, and It wasn’t always clear what the point was. But if the end [...]

  • Sojourner

    Fall of Man in Wilmslow by David Lagercrantz blends history, science, crime, mystery with a simple police procedural, yet is rich in creativity and execution. Originally written in Swedish, it has been rendered into English by George Goulding, who is also entrusted with the task of translating the follow-up to the Millennium trilogy, The Girl in the Spider’s Web.As one gets into Fall of Man in Wilmslow, it becomes clear that this is not your average police procedural. Set in the Cold War era o [...]

  • Tatiana Kubicová

    Úžasné. Pozoruhodný príbeh, ktorý je zmesou zločinu, psychológie a vedy, a čo je najdôležitejšie - je skutočný.Alan Turing bol matematik, ktorý pomohol roku 1954 rozlúštiť kód enigmy a prispel k porazeniu nacistov. Kniha začína vstupom detektíva Corella do Turingovho domu vo Wilmslowe, kde si policajt prichádza obhliadnúť mŕtve telo. Zdá sa, že Turing si vymyslel naozaj nezvyčajný spôsob samovraždy: zjedol jablko napustené kyanidom. Pri vyšetrovaní sa Correll d [...]

  • Kathryn

    Mathematics, logic, the inception of computers, war, spies, and human nature! Detective Constable Leonard Corell investigates the apparent suicide of Alan Turing whose mysterious death leads to discoveries and a new lease on life. I love this book and highly recommend it.The Liar’s paradox, among others, demonstrate the author’s understanding of logic and mathematics. Page 240 “That’s why Turing wanted to add an element of chance to his machines, they shouldn’t always follow strict log [...]

  • Alex Bowditch

    It is unfortunate when a story rich in intrigue is rendered poorly. Fall of Man in Wilmslow, David Lagercrantz’ novel about the brilliant yet doomed mathematician, Alan Turing, and the determined Detective Constable Leonard Correll, who sets out to unravel the mystery of Turing’s untimely demise, is rather lukewarm, which is to speak of it at its best. At its worst, it is a unique combination of boring and overwrought. It appears as though Lagercrantz never made up his mind about style durin [...]

  • Jeanine Feunekes-Both

    Alan Mathison Turing (Londen, 23 juni 1912 – Wilmslow, 7 juni 1954) was een Britse wiskundige, computerpionier en informaticus, mathematisch bioloog en logicus.Alan Turing heeft tijdens zijn leven veel belangrijk werk verricht. Het belangrijkst zijn zonder twijfel zijn theoretische vorderingen op het gebied van de berekenbaarheid geweest, en de Turingmachine, een mechanisch model van berekening en berekenbaarheid en daarmee een model voor een computer. Het bekendst bij het grote publiek is de [...]

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