Thursday, September 16, 2010
Generosity: An Enhancement (a novel by Richard Powers)
Powers is a great novelist, or at least he has been for me. Let me recommend Operation Wandering Soul as a strange, brilliant, dreamlike novel about love and children and disease and language itself.
But Generosity is a book about how advances in genetics—specifically our understanding of the genetics of happiness—may be changing our world. The characters in the book are mere agents for these meditations on science. My full review is HERE.
Now back to reading less brilliant books that are better, more pulsating, more alive with regularish, dopey folks like us.