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Generosity: An Enhancement - Richard Powers
Generosity: An Enhancement
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A playful and provocative novel about the discovery of the happiness gene.
A playful and provocative novel about the discovery of the happiness gene.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780374161149 (0374161143)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages no: 296
Edition language: English
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Clif's Book World
Clif's Book World rated it
The secret of happiness is to be born happy (i.e. right genes). With genetic engineering this can be made to order. This gives a new dimension to our God given right of the "pursuit of happiness." This novel is structured to examine this prospective future from multiple perspectives.This novel ex...
Eccentric Musings (jakaEM)
Eccentric Musings (jakaEM) rated it
I need to put some serious thought into this review - there's about 100 strands of plot, character and theme that I'd like to touch on. But right now, I can't do that - so suffice it to say, this book is fabulous. Don't be scared of it - even though it takes on some pretty weighty issues - freewil...
Another fine mess
Another fine mess rated it
I may just repeat a couple of points from Krokodil's excellent and more expansive review, and you could also go looking for John Domini's smart appreciation at Bookforum.First, this is a great place to start with Powers. His prose can in some of the novels seem a bit effortful--every sentence tumbl...
debnance rated it
4.0 Generosity: An Enhancement
I call myself a big Richard Powers fan. I’ve only read one Powers book, but it was a wham-doozy. I often list it on my favorite all-time reads. It was brilliant, with clever word play and subplots that intertwine and characters who are---very strange---scientists and stories about human genes and co...
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