The doughnut is a thing of beauty.
A circle of fried doughy perfection.
A source of comfort in trying times, perhaps.
For Theo Bernstein, however, it is far, far more.
Things have been going pretty badly for Theo Bernstein. An unfortunate accident at work has lost him his job (and his work involved a Very Very Large Hadron Collider, so he's unlikely to get it back). His wife has left him. And he doesn't have any money. Before Theo has time to fully appreciate the pointlessness of his own miserable existence, news arrives that his good friend Professor Pieter van Goyen, renowned physicist and Nobel laureate, has died.
By leaving the apparently worthless contents of his safety deposit to Theo, however, the professor has set him on a quest of epic proportions. A journey that will rewrite the laws of physics. A battle to save humanity itself.
This is the tale of a man who had nothing and gave it all up to find his destiny - and a doughnut.
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Okay. Imagine a combination of the following: The strangeness of Barney (you know, the big purple dinosaur), the character Author Dent (Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy), and the complex plot and speed of a James Patterson mystery novel. That’s the best way I can describe Dougnut to you.
Basically, I read the summary and I was like:
but I figured I’d give it a try because I love funny stuff.
Well, I loved Doughnut. It was hilarious, and smart, and a little intellectually toned, but for the most part just fun. It’s hard to say what my favorite part was: either the way everything fit together in the end to the point that I was like “WHAAAAT. WHAAAAAATTTTT.” or how awesome the characters were, or how good the writing was… Seriously I can’t recommend this book enough.
Also the audio narrator was wonderful.
Content/Recommendation: Some language, no sex. Very funny. Ages 18+