Leroy Seat's Reviews > Generosity: An Enhancement

Generosity by Richard Powers
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Jan 03, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: read-fiction
Read in December, 2011

At the beginning I was really impressed by this book--mainly by the author's style, but also by the story and the main issue that he took up, genetic engineering. But for whatever reason, I did not enjoy the last half of the book nearly as much as the first half.

Although there were many interesting statements made throughout the book, the only one I will cite here is this one: “Joy does little to increase one’s judgment. Happiness is not the condition you want to be in when you need to be at your most competent” (p. 209).
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Clif Hostetler Reading your final sentence reminds me of the expression, "Fat, Dumb and Happy."

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