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Re: Some Thoughts...

 I definitely agree with you. While I really enjoy descriptive novels, I also like when the author gives the reader a little space for imagination. After all, the reason why I at least read a book is to use my own mind, or else I would just watch a movie or see a play. I did not feel spoon fed by Powers at all. He described the general feeling he wanted the setting to have, but let the reader fill in the rest. He acknowledged the reader's part in shaping the novel, and that certain parts of the story were beyond his control as the author. I feel like we were part of an experiment, with Powers testing the limits of the novel.

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