“Liberal America’s Top 10 Novels of 2014,” by Andrew Bradford, Liberal America, December 24, 2014.
Few writers have the ability to construct sentences and stories like Richard Powers. Long considered one of the best contemporary writers in the world, Powers does not disappoint with this book. His protagonist is a do-it-yourself genetic engineer who is hunted by the government as a terrorist. But the real hero of this novel is music, which Powers shows us has the power to transform and delude.