by Christopher Meeks
4.1 stars – 36 Reviews
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Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Finalist
“Highly recommended!” – Midwest Book Review
“The book is a hilarious read! – BookGeeks (UK)
“Laugh-out-loud funny!” –NY Times bestselling author Darcie Chan
Love At Absolute Zero is a comic romance about Gunnar Gunderson, a 32-year-old star physicist at the University of Wisconsin who’s determined to meet his soul mate within three days using the Scientific Method. As he channels his inner salmon for speed dating, he accidentally steps on the toes of a visiting Danish schoolteacher–and his life turns upside down.
“Watching Gunnar and his band of nerds apply the scientific method to romance will keep you laughing and deliciously engaged,” says author Lynn Hightower (HIGH WATER, FORTUNES OF THE DEAD). “Gunnar negotiates the puzzling world of women who are just not that into him. Finally, the shoe is on the other foot. Refreshing, delightful, and unique.”
“As if Einstein didn’t struggle hard enough failing at a unified field theory,” says Philip Persinger, author of Do The Math, “Meeks ups the ante by tossing philosophy, anthropology, hashish and love (with a capital L) into the mix. And while we’re so sorry, Uncle Albert, in Love At Absolute Zero, Meeks succeeds absolutely.”
“I’ve read both of Meeks’s short story collections and The Brightest Moon of the Century,” says author Kevin Gerard (Conor and the Crossworlds). “I roared through Love At Absolute Zero in a day and a half. Meeks’s prose is carefully crafted, his characters compelling and entertaining. I love everything he writes, and I recommend Love At Absolute Zero without reservation.”
“A deeply resonant read that manages to be funny without sacrificing its gravity. Highly recommended!” -Heather Figearo, Raging Bibliomania
“Thermodynamics are nothing; it’s that love thing that is so frustratingly hard to figure out. ‘Love at Absolute Zero’ is an excellent read that is very much worth considering, highly recommended!” -Midwest Book Review
“It is a given, now, that Christopher Meeks is a master craftsman as a writer…. [The novel] is a gift–and one of the many that continue to emerge from the pen and mind and brilliant trait for finding the humor in life that makes him so genuinely fine a writer.” -Grady Harp, Amazon Top-Ten Reviewer
“It is impossible not to like Gunnar Gunderson. As he progresses from one disaster or near miss to the next, one views him with a mixture of compassion and laughter, but he is such a good-hearted young man that it is impossible not to root for him.” -Sam Sattler, Book Chase, who placed it in Top Ten Best Fiction 2011
“As engaging as it is amusing, ‘Love at Absolute Zero’ is, ultimately, a heartfelt study of the tension between the head and heart, science and emotion, calculation and chance.” -Marc Schuster, Small Press Reviews
“The author hit a home run. It’s a very good story, very well told.” -Jim Chambers, Red Adept Reviews – Selected in Top Three Romances 2011 by Red Adept Reviews
From the Author
Be truthful and follow your vision is what I learned in doing this. I went through five drafts over five years, and it still wasn’t right–close, but not it; I could feel that. I let the book sit a year and tried once again, working with a great editor who sensed my vision.
It was published in September 2011, and at the end of the year, it earned Top Ten Best Fiction 2011 from Book Chase. It won a 2011 Noble (not Nobel) Award at MyShelf.com; it was selected Top Three Best Romance 2011 at Red Adept Reviews, and it was a Book of the Year Finalist at ForeWord Reviews. It’s not your usual romance, but it’s a lively love story where physics swirls into it.
My writing fits into its own niche. I’m thankful for those who discover my work and enjoy it.
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