The Overstory: A Novel by Richard Powers PDF Download

The Overstory: A Novel by Richard Powers PDF Download

By: Richard Powers
Relase Date: 2018-04-03
Genre: Literary, Fiction & Literature

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“This ambitious book was a disappointment to me. The various segments did not come together in the weaving process of the story. Too often the writing descended into long monologues or overblown plot that felt more like crass popular fiction than artful character development and storytelling.“

“Usually the hype is a huge disappointment (too many examples to name here) but not in this case. So beautiful and thoughtful.“

“This is the best book I’ve ever read! I learned so much about trees and about humans, the ways we are intertwined.“

“This novel asks the question, “Why, when the natural world is obviously on the brink of destruction, are so many doing nothing?” And it asks that question by following a handful of people who decide to save the world and by showing the forces that oppose them in the background. The novel is too long, has several subplots that are silly, and some sequences and passages that are cringeworthy as they fall short of the wisdom for which they aim. But when this novel is on target, it is marvelous. Well worth the time investment.“

“A great and poignant read beautiful writing.“

“This book can change your life. It will break your heart and give you hope. It recreates the way things grow, how they connect, and joins us, and all we do, to the tree of life. From solitary lives to a growing forest you see your individual history made meaningful. The future as memory.“

“Fits perfectly into a new cosmology where we are all one with the planet and the plants. A great intertwining of human and tree story, the interplay of which creates a languid and satisfying read. It was more than halfway through the book before I recognized how it comes together as a novel.“

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