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User Review  - eenerd - LibraryThing

Uhmmmm...gorgeously written but so unbelievably rich it kept putting me to sleep, of all things. So I want to give it a high rating for quality but I gotta say it's extremely literary (for when you want to get your academia/intelligentsia on). Read full review

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User Review  - JFBallenger - LibraryThing

A masterful novel that provides a fresh perspective on age-old questions of nature vs nurture. While Powers is as enamored as ever by the potential of science edge genetics and neuroscience to define ... Read full review

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User Review  - lynnytisc - LibraryThing

Very enjoyable book about a young girl brought up in war-torn Algeria. Her father was killed and her mother died of cancer. Dispite her tragic life she retains an unusual resilence. She becomes famous ... Read full review

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User Review  - Valleyguy - LibraryThing

I listened to this on audiobook. It was fantastic. I was constantly thinking about what was going to happen with these characters who were so richly portrayed. There was also the lofty goal of writing ... Read full review

Review: Generosity: An Enhancement

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  - 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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