Generosity, reviewed by Paul Kinkaid in Strange Horizons, November 22, 2010.
Good books, the really good ones that you want to proclaim from the rooftops, to thrust at strangers and insist for their own good that they read them, tend to come in two varieties. There are those that make you read faster and faster as you progress through the book, impelled by an urgency that is beyond your control. And there are those that make you read more and more slowly, in part because you find yourself constantly stopping to chew over what you’ve read, and in part because you dread that approaching moment when you are thrust out into the darkness at the end of the book.
Generosity by Richard Powers is of the second variety.