Okay. What? A book about math? Click the link at the bottom to read the full story. If ever there was a book about math that I was tempted to read, it would be this one!
About the author (from Amazon):
Hans Magnus Enzensberger is a true polymath, the kind of superb intellectual who loves thinking and marshals all of his charm and wit to share his passions with the world. In The Number Devil, he brings together the surreal logic of Alice in Wonderland and the existential geometry of Flatland with the kind of math everyone would love, if only they had a number devil to teach it to them.
A fantasy adventure of mathematics.