Since my work schedule mirrors the academic calendar, I’ve recently had some free time for reading again. It’s nice!
Earlier this week I finished Richard Powers’s The Overstory, a stunning book that will truly affect your appreciation of the the world around you, especially the parts of the world around that are made up of trees. It’s a bit overlong and some of plots and characters don’t work so well, but it is essential. This feels like a book that, if there is indeed a future, will be viewed as a defining novel of the early 21st century.
I’m most of the way through Lerner’s The Topeka School right now. It rocks.