Top positive review
and the love people are capable of
April 17, 2018
I finished this magnificent, life-changing book 1/2 hour ago, and I hope to read it again soon. Powers takes on the single most important topic of our time: the effects of humans on the planet and the possibility of a future. Through 9 varied characters, he brings to life the old forests, the lives of individual trees, the quest for AI, and the love people are capable of, among other themes. It's a tour de force of creation and, at 500 pages, it could have gone on forever and I would have been happy. It will also break your heart, but it's not completely without hope. Highest recommendation.