I happened to read this book shortly after reading a book about a character struggling to come to terms with his wife's suicide (from depression) - 'The Dogs of Babel'. Read morePublished on May 25 2004 by A. G. Plumb
The Periodic Table by Primo Levi is quite a fascinating book. Although the first chapter is slow (as pointed out in other reviews) the other chapters are pretty interesting. Read morePublished on Dec 15 2003 by "maximumhawklord"
I read this book for the first time about five years ago, but since then I've read it many times (and as a matter of fact, all Primo Levi's books). Read morePublished on Nov. 3 2003 by GNV
Levi is one of my heroes - a scientist who overcame a horrific life experience (the Holocaust camp experience), losing friends and relatives yet did not become bitter or carry his... Read morePublished on July 6 2003 by Avid Reader
I bought and read this book some time ago but some passages were so good they are still fresh in my memory. This story is both unexpected and very engaging. Read morePublished on Dec 10 2002 by Jon S. Folkedahl
Chemistry was never my favorite subject. Nor was the Holocaust. Yet Levi manages to bring these two seemingly unrelated topics together in a novel that I can only begin to hope I... Read morePublished on May 17 2002 by ihgmd2b
"You got a new book? What is it?" my roommate asked.
"It's called 'The Periodic Table,' by Primo Levi. He was an Italian Jew who went through Auschwitz. Read more