Book Review: Decoded



by Mai Jia

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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I  wasn’t sure whether I wanted to read Decodedby Mai Jia (Farrar Strauss & Giroux 2014) when it showed up on my Vine list, but a few details persuaded me to select it:

  • it is the story of an autistic math genius–Rong Jinzhen
  • it centers around cryptography–a fascinating subject to me
  • it promised to examine the mind of this inspired genius–making it character-based rather than plot-based

There were a few characteristics on the blurb that actually made me NOT want to read it:

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