Generosity Review

James Wood reviews Richard Powers’ Generosity in the New Yorker. Short take: Good ideas, horrible writing.  And in response to criticism of his review, Wood’s adds: (via Bookdwarf)

But it is very hard to read, let along forgive, a novel that has lines like: “Thassa is twenty-three years old, give or take an era,” or talks about the “travelogue aromas” of her Moroccan cooking.