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The book's only weaknesses are a sensible plot and characters you care about.
One of the most beguiling elements of this novel is that Mr. Powers manages to seam effortlessly scientific thought with a passionate and character-driven story.
I starting reading a lot faster as I reached the end of the book, but I don't know if it actually got better as it went along, or if I just wanted it to be over.
Not at all interesting. Prosaic, like pulling teeth. The American Book Award committee just has no credibility these days. Read morePublished 5 days ago by L. Hudnal
This is the second novel I've read by Richard Powers, and it did not disappoint. I am so amazed at the author's complexity of thought, from the most boring detail of single cell... Read morePublished 2 months ago by LA
I am a dedicated fan of Richard Powers. He is a fine craftsman, exhibits great intellectual power, and normally does an excellent job of taking a science-heavy subject and weaving... Read morePublished 4 months ago by T. Broesche
I can't believe I made the slog through this book, mainly out of stubborn belief that it had to get better. Cannot believe it's gotten such great reviews and coverage and awards.Published 4 months ago by Katie B
Dreadful. I yearned for the cranes to return because I hoped that would signal the end. They were used as symbols and they certainly became just that. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Sandi Kay Wheatley