Eduardo itibaren Dhankher Khurd, Madhya Pradesh 485441, Hindistan
I didn't think I was going to enjoy this book but I surprised myself and did enjoy it. From back cover: "Kate and John Ryan have four children, of which the eldest are Michael and Dara. Their small town is peaceful and friendly, an unchanging background for a golden childhood. In long, hot summers Dara and Michael and their friends fish and swim or play in the ivy-clad ruins of Fernscourt, the great house burned down during the Troubles... No one in Mountfern has the slightest inkling of what it will mean when the ruins are bought by Patrick O'Neill, an Irish American with a dream in his heart and a great deal of money in his pocket. It is not until the very end of this drama, with its interlocking stories of loves lost and won, ambitions nurtured and secrets betrayed, that Patrick O'Neill will understand the irony and the significance of his great dream for Mountfern."
after reading "the time of our singing", i was really excited to get my hands on another book by richard powers - and i was really disappointed. being familiar with oliver sacks, a lot of what powers writes, i had just heard already. and while such information is fascinating the first time, well, it really is not when someone who is not a brain specialist (but an author) tells it again. i am sure i would have enjoyed the book much more, had i never heard of oliver sacks before. besides that, i found the plot just..... pointless. it's been a while that i read it, but i remember a very strong and distinct feeling of disappointment ("that was it??!!") when i finished the book. and to be honest, i dont remember much else.