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The Overstory by Richard Powers
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This was a very interesting read for sure, I can see why it has won awards and shortlisted for others. The idea is very thought provoking, involving individuals who have a very strong with nature and more specifically the trees. At first all these stories seem unconnected, more like a short story collection, then slowly they start to come together as the need to protect the forest grows larger.

I have to say, I enjoyed the first half of this book more than the second half. The first half has so much of a personal connection with nature and trees and it was great learning about all of these families and individuals. For me it started to get less interesting when things got mushed together. I am not sure if it is because it seemed to be more "preachy" or the individual stories that drew me in kinda for the most part fell to the side and were only a plot device instead of the story. It seemed to loose the magic and the soul of the story.

With that aside the writing was done very well, I am curious to get into other works of this author.
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Reading Progress

September 23, 2018 – Shelved
September 23, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read
September 28, 2019 – Started Reading
September 28, 2019 –
page 24
4.78%
September 28, 2019 –
page 79
15.74%
September 28, 2019 –
page 79
15.74%
September 29, 2019 –
page 176
35.06%
September 29, 2019 –
page 230
45.82%
October 4, 2019 –
page 276
54.98%
October 4, 2019 –
page 330
65.74%
October 5, 2019 – Shelved as: fiction
October 5, 2019 – Finished Reading

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