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Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Nothing less than the phenomenon of happiness is explored in this rich, challenging novel from polymathic Powers (The Echo Maker, 2006, etc.).Think of it as an extended Socratic or Platonic dialogue, animated and communicated by three generously imagined characters. The central contrasting figures are Thassadit Amzwar, an inexplicably optimistic and upbeat refugee from the horrors of ongoing ... 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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User Review  - Linda Tiessen-Wiebe - Goodreads

Through the lives of 4 characters, this novel adds to the current dialogue on what it means to be happy, especially if there was a possibility of a genetic basis. Its the nature versus nurture ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jon - Goodreads

Another novel from Powers driven by questions regarding freewill, determinism, and what it means to be human. And like his others, sometimes its density gets in the way of a good story. Still, it's an ... Read full review

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User Review  - Caroline - Goodreads

I like Richard Powers--I want to invite him out for coffee and talk about science with him. Each of his books explores a scientific topic in a way that makes me think, makes me react, and makes me a ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jean Grant - Goodreads

Marvelous book! English teachers will likely love the description of Russell Stone's class and students. And the love affair between him and the psychologist Candace Weld is so nuanced and interesting ... Read full review

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User Review  - Gaile Wakeman - Goodreads

I liked this book very much and did not make any comments the first time I read it. this is my second time and I found it richer, more layered and insightful than I did the first time. The turn of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jeffrey - Goodreads

The best hard science fiction takes concepts in their naissance and explores the implications. Many take a long view, showing potential final states after the chaos and tumult of change has passed. In ... Read full review

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User Review  - Wordwizard - Goodreads

Read for my Contemporary American Fiction class. Very contemporary indeed--deals with the ethics of bioengineering and the transferal of most information to the public domain (social networking, blogs ... Read full review

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