I found this book to be boring and rather plot-less. The characters were so one-dimensional. The stuff about the cranes was cool, and the brain stuff was interesting, but i kind of felt like it was so random; the strings tying everything together were too loose, transparent. I sometimes skipped entire sections that seemed to be telling me little about the humans characters in the story. Not sure I will pick up another by this author.
This is just a great read. Wonderful characters and a great plot. Loved the landscape and the cranes.
Sandhill Cranes, Oliver Sacks..read at Antelope Lodge, TG getaway / Holly, etc.
Great start and thought provoking at first but I didn't understand where the author was going sometimes.
Powers is a writer of daring and imagination. He is a thinker as much as a novelist and he makes demands on the reader who will find his or her mind exercised on profound issues that are often denied or ignored in this era of shallow distractions. On reading the oeuvre of Powers one is left with a sense of awe that one is living contemporaneously with a "great" writer who a century from now will be plumbed by scholars for insights into the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries.
2006 National Book Award - Fiction
Finalist 2007 Pulitzer prize for fiction.
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