Last time you enjoyed a science lesson was, hmm, let’s see … does “never” ring any bells?
There’s a first time for everything: Schrödinger’s Ball is the hilarious, brain-teasing, debut novel by comedian and NPR commentator Adam Felber.
In Cambridge, physicist Erwin Schrödinger (who’s famous for his cat-in-box thought experiments) discusses quantum mechanics with reluctant friends (despite the curious fact that he’s been dead for nearly 50 years).
Across town, aspiring rock star Johnny Felix Decaté is bingeing (even though he accidentally killed himself earlier that day). Like Schrödinger’s cat, it seems Johnny is alive and dead (well, until he’s observed to be definitively one or the other). Luckily, he seems only slightly stranger than usual to his best friends: multiorgasmic Deb, computer geek Grant, and high-strung Arlene.
Along with the exiled president of the Free State of Montana, a homeless prophet, a hungry rat, and a host of other oddballs, the foursome makes its witty way toward a statistically improbable encounter at Harvard Square.
What happens next? You’ll have to read for yourself.
Wouldn’t want to let the cat out of the box.
Available online at amazon.com.