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  1. I think it's fair to say that when Richard Powers gets an idea, he runs with it. The Overstory is a novel about trees. Every other sentence mentions a tree. The main characters each have a signature tree. And most of them converge to protect trees. The structure of the book itself is designed to resemble a tree - each character has a backstory that is a root; the stories converge in the longest section - the trunk; the characters diverge again into the crown; and then in the smallest section they produce the seeds of a future world. And my goodness the book is long and involved. Mo
  2. Richard Powers can clearly write. In Orfeo, we find a semi-retired avant garde composer, Peter Els, filling his empty days setting up a home laboratory and cultivating bacteria. He has only his dog, Fidelio, for company. Fidelio dies and Els’s life starts to unravel. Most specifically, the Federal Government starts to take an interest in the bacteria. Els doesn’t trust the Government to accept the innocence of his experiments in these days of heightened sensitivity. So Els does what every rational 70 year old would do: he sets off on a literal journey across the country and a metaphorical jo
  3. The American novelist Richard Powers is one of those writers who straddles both commercial and critical success. His last novel – his ninth, Echomaker – won the US National Book Award and was a finalist for the Pulitzer, while his other works have gathered armfuls of other awards and acclaim. Generosity, his tenth novel, published in the UK in January 2010, comes emblazoned with praise for his work from the likes of Margaret Atwood writing in the NY Review of Books and the late John Updike in the NY Times, while the accompanying blurb is equally full of plaudits. Powers blends fast-paced,
  4. This book was raved about last year on some of the more American booksites and forums, but I found it a little (200 pages) too long and pretty bog standard, I can't really see where all the fuss comes from. The novel tells the story of a brother and sister in their thirties, he is involved in a crash which leaves him unable to recognise that his sister is really his sister - he knows that she looks, acts and talks like his sis but he has no emotional recognition with her. Then in steps an overly caring nurse and a famous neurosugeon.... It has to its credit got some gorgeous descripti
  5. The Time of Our Singing - has anyone read this?
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