I found it good on second reading too.
Originally Posted by Paul Beardsley
And I'm a fan of Powers' style of writing stories which starts by researching everything publicly known about a person, including chronology on whereabouts, then spin a tale where that person is something quite different but without contradicting anything known.
Basically he's the anti-Dan Brown in the way he treats existing knowledge.
Reductionist and proud of it.
Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn. Benjamin Franklin
Chase after the truth like all hell and you'll free yourself, even though you never touch its coat tails. Clarence Darrow
A person who won't read has no advantage over one who can't read. Mark Twain