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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.
Psychological twists and turns, along with insights into how our brains are organized (or not).Published 12 days ago by PittsboroMike2012
Maybe in a condensed version it would be better. This book is too long, and it is full of weak characters. Read morePublished 12 days ago by puzzleman
I want more! Loving these stories plus neuroscience, the mind. A very short and few spots where the prose got a bit heavy. Excellent characters. Any recommendations on next Powers?Published 14 days ago by S. Alvarez
Not at all interesting. Prosaic, like pulling teeth. The American Book Award committee just has no credibility these days. Read morePublished 1 month 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 3 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 5 months ago by T. Broesche