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Review: Generosity: An Enhancement

User Review  - Tommy - Goodreads

It took me three attempts to finish this book, and in the end it felt like a colossal waste of time. This book was recommended to me by one of my professors who was teaching it in his post-modern lit ... Read full review

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User Review  - William Leight - Goodreads

I really liked this book until it faltered at the end. Basically it's a satire on the well-known phenomenon of the Manic Pixie Dream Girl, in this case Thassa, a remarkably peppy Algerian immigrant ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ron Charles - Goodreads

Sixteen years after Peter Kramer's "Listening to Prozac," Richard Powers has heard the alarming implications of treatments that let us buy better moods and personalities. His cerebral new novel offers ... Read full review

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User Review  - Clif Hostetler - Goodreads

The secret of happiness is to be born happy (ie right genes). With genetic engineering this can be made to order. This gives a new dimension to our God given right of the "pursuit of happiness." This ... Read full review

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User Review  - Craig Werner - Goodreads

A deceptively inviting novel that may be the best introduction to Richard Powers' work, Generosity circles around two (or maybe three, or maybe four) central characters and a set of themes connected ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jennifer - Goodreads

This book took me FOREVER to get through... Not because I didn't like it, but because it was so demanding. The basic premise of the novel is: what if science discovered the gene that predisposes a ... Read full review

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User Review  - Isabelle Hunt - Goodreads

I read this book for my university class called Growing Up in America, which was basically about the advanced technologies found today and the ways people deal with the invasion of privacy and other ... Read full review

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User Review  - Philippe - Goodreads

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. Her radiance and appetite for life transfixes those who have ... Read full review

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User Review  - Marc - Goodreads

An interesting novel that examines the root causes of happiness and anxiety while critiquing the relationship between science, the media, and big business. This is the second Richard Powers novel I've ... Read full review

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User Review  - R. Murry - Goodreads

The story line was well developed. I enjoyed the idea that a gene can effect one personality, but I don't think possible. The characters brought the story alive. Amzwar's personality came across well ... Read full review

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