All posts tagged: Matthew Palmer

Six Degrees of Separation

Following on from Sandra’s post over at A Corner of Cornwall, and joining in the MeMe hosted by Kate at books are my favourite and best — in which readers create a chain of six books leading from the monthly title, this month (June) is The Tipping Point (2002) by Malcolm Gladwell — I thought I would join in, but, of course, having never read this month’s title and starting point, nor knowing the author, I hit my first hurdle. Then I gave it a moment’s thought and wondered about the title, ‘tipping point,’ which brought me of all places to physics. Yes, that kind of tipping point—the point where there is no turning back, where a thing will go from being balanced, to being unbalanced. Which in turn reminded me of a book I read just last month, The Missing Informant by Anders de la Motte. Where David Sarac and, in fact, a number of characters in this fast-paced thriller face their own ‘tipping points,’ and, as the various story threads weave and intertwine, …