Book Review: UNIVERSE OF TWO by @stephenkiernanwriter
Genre: Historical Fiction
During WWII, Harvard graduate and mathematician Charlie Fish is tasked with creating the detonator for the atomic bomb, but once he realizes the true purpose of his invention, he’s overcome with guilt. Will his sweetheart Brenda help him or hurt him during these trying times?
“We are all building the Gadget. And we will all be guilty of the crimes it commits.”
I was so engrossed by this real and raw account of young love and didn’t want to put it down. I’m not sure how the male author so accurately nailed Brenda’s thoughts as a young woman, but wow, I was blown away. Additionally, I was utterly fascinated by the Manhattan Project and the top secret creation of the nuclear bomb. Math and science nerds will love the detailed accounts of the bomb’s construction, while romance lovers will love the burgeoning relationship between Charlie and Brenda. Mostly, this story is about following your dreams wherever they may lead.
“It’s like we’re on an island… a universe of two.”
Location: Chicago, IL and Santa Fe and Los Alamos, NM
I received an advance copy of this book. All opinions are my own.