The Overstory is the type of novel I dread reviewing. At nearly 500 pages, nine protagonists, and scores of literary and cultural references, there’s so much to unpack that a review could easily become a doctoral thesis if one had the time and inclination. To properly review, I would almost have to start over and take extensive notes as I read, planting even more stickies on all the pages that contain something interesting or pivotal. Reading this book was both exhausting and exhilarating. The novel is […]
The best arguments in the world won’t change a person’s mind. The only thing that can do that is a good story.
The Overstory by Richard Powers