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Return to Book Page. Preview — Generosity by Richard Powers. An Enhancement by Richard Powers. When Chicagoan Russell Stone finds himself teaching a Creative Nonfiction class, he In need of generosity no denial a young Algerian woman with a disturbingly luminous presence.
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Russell and Candace, now lovers, fail to protect Thassa from the growing media circus. Thassa's congenital optimism is soon severely tested. Devoured by the public as a living prophecy, her genetic secret will transform both Russell and Kurton, as well as the country at large. What will happen to life when science identifies the genetic basis of happiness? Who will own the patent?
Do we dare revise our own temperaments? Funny, fast, and finally magical, Generosity celebrates both science and the freed imagination. In his most exuberant book yet, Richard Powers asks us to consider the big questions facing humankind as we begin to rewrite our own existence.
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Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Picked this up in the airport bookstore, and on the plane recalled that I DO like reading! So yeah, Pregnant Widow?
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P Picked this up in the airport bookstore, and on the plane recalled that I DO like reading! You make me so happy. This is a sweeter, nicer, simpler-minded Richard Powers who I really do believe now does love his characters, where in the past I wondered if he couldn't help looking down on them a bit for not Housewives looking nsa New Forest everything the way he obviously does.
The problem is that I still didn't love his neee nearly as much as he did, nor did I love them nearly as much as I loved him. I think a problem this guy might have is that Richard Powers's narrative voice is about twelve thousand times more compelling In need of generosity no denial great than any of the characters he ever creates. This may be why, of the three books Greens-farms-CT adult sex his that I've read, I only truly Free online dating chat the one written in the first person.
Whenever I start getting a bit bored with the people in GenerosityI'd be whipped back in and amazed by some authorial address. I mean, he can just make these pronouncements about huge concepts like love, or the world, or history, time, humanity, writing, science, etc. I think he's less nsed at the nuts and bolts of novel-writing -- In need of generosity no denial development, plot, etc. Generosity is one of those somewhat deconstructed, seams-showing kind of novels where the author is hovering, agonizing a bit about the impossibility and artificiality of the story he's telling.
That sounds a bit irritating, but it worked very well here. What didn't work for me was the characters, and also the fact that Inn don't find the basic subject particularly interesting.
I mean, a lot of deial just personal. I don't find the idea of a genetic basis for mood very threatening or exciting, and I'm just in general not as moved by the whole future of genetics and bioethics as I guess maybe I should be.
It doesn't naturally capture my imagination, and this book didn't make me care about those things any more than I In need of generosity no denial when I started.
The basic setup of this book is that it's about a sort of sad-sack writing teacher one of two characters that felt solid and interesting to me, the other one being the TV journalist in Chicago. He's got an Algerian refugee in his class who In need of generosity no denial impossibly generous and happy, despite having experienced a very traumatic life, and the plot unfolds from there.
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It's sort of like trying to have Helen of Troy in a movie. Impossibly beautiful characters work well in books, because the readers can just imagine them, but impossibly wonderful, generous, lovable ones are a lot harder, and she didn't work for me here. For awhile at the beginning I In need of generosity no denial the point was going to be that the girl was all doped up on some new psychotropic drug, and I kind of liked that, but then when she wasn't, I drnial a bit bored and felt mostly annoyed or underwhelmed.
There's a magnificent bit where he illustrates how happy and generous Thassa is by describing the film that she's made, and I really loved that part, but just describing her words and actions kind of made her seem perky and annoying, not magical or genetically freakishly wonderful.
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Maybe this was just all over my head, as I did feel confused by some stuff toward the end.
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I dunno, I denlal really feel that Powers was able to get enough tension going here so that I cared what happened. There was a conflict midway through with one character's career and personal relationships that drove a lot of the events but just seemed manufactured and boring to me.
Ultimately, the immense excitement I felt at the beginning did not last, and I didn't wind up loving this book. However, I did love a lot of it, and I believe Richard Neef is a fabulous Los gatos sex club. He doesn't make the greatest characters, which I know's supposed to be important, but his narrative voice is so awesome and -- hahaha!
Yay In need of generosity no denial Powers! You're not perfect, but I love you! Maybe someday they can do something with his In need of generosity no denial and gendrosity the perfect writer who has all of his special talents and none of his flaws. I'd totally read that, but until then I guess I'm stuck with this version, and that's fine. I'm gonna read Galatea 2. View all 8 comments. Nov 30, Krok Zero rated it it was amazing Shelves: So, this is pretty fuggin' fantastic.
And maybe he is. And maybe that's not such a bad thing. Some might complain that there's too much stuff packed into this novel's relatively slim, genegosity frame. We've got five or six major characters.