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Or, possibly, it did happen, but it was so over my head that I just didn't get it.
It also steered clear of Oprah-esque ideas and sentimentality (in fact, one of the best scenes of the novel involves a satire of the Oprah show).
For some authors, this would result in a flat, one-dimensional character, but not for Powers.
My title basic sums up my thoughts about this book. I thought it was something other than what I found from the reviews I read. Read morePublished 21 days ago by D. E. West
It seems like the author ostentatiously throws in factoids, obscure words and concepts (which you wonder if he understands himself) just to show the reader how clever he is. Read morePublished 7 months ago by L. Anderson
A young girl strikes a big American city like a meteorite. She fled a civil war and, via Paris and Montreal, disembarks in the metropolis. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Philippe Vandenbroeck
just too manyyyyy details, not best english, story lacks..l.however interesting....not very recomendable, is short at least. not verry clear writtenPublished 10 months ago by selva
Richard Powers has a unique style that captures the hearts of readers. He creates vast worlds of characters that are vivid and multi-dimensional. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Asad A. Jaleel
I've read every one of Richard Powers' novels (I think 10 in all). I've read more Powers than any other author, except for Shakespeare. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Marilyn King
Richard Powers is one of the (very) few writers today who have the background and knowledge to understand the fundamental ways in which technology is altering human society. Read morePublished 13 months ago by John Deignan
Glad to have read it on a Kindle so I could look up the meaning of lots of words. Powers has written better books, This one hard to get into. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Jean M. Tidball
I like Powers. I really like Operation Wandering Soul, and even though I agree with some criticism of The Echo Maker, I still like that book a lot. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Colossus