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Bewilderment: A Novel (alkuperäinen julkaisuvuosi 2021; vuoden 2021 painos)

Tekijä: Richard Powers (Tekijä)

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"A heartrending new novel from the Pulitzer Prize-winning and #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Overstory. "Richard Powers, whose novels combine the wonders of science with the marvels of art, astonishes us in different ways with each new book." -Heller McAlpin, NPR Books. The astrobiologist Theo Byrne searches for life throughout the cosmos while single-handedly raising his unusual nine-year-old, Robin, following the death of his wife. Robin is a warm, kind boy who spends hours painting elaborate pictures of endangered animals. He's also about to be expelled from third grade for smashing his friend in the face. As his son grows more troubled, Theo hopes to keep him off psychoactive drugs. He learns of an experimental neurofeedback treatment to bolster Robin's emotional control, one that involves training the boy on the recorded patterns of his mother's brain. . . . With its soaring descriptions of the natural world, its tantalizing vision of life beyond, and its account of a father and son's ferocious love, Bewilderment marks Richard Powers's most intimate and moving novel. At its heart lies the question: How can we tell our children the truth about this beautiful, imperiled planet?"--… (lisätietoja)
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Teoksen nimi:Bewilderment: A Novel
Kirjailijat:Richard Powers (Tekijä)
Info:W. W. Norton & Company (2021), 288 pages
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After completing the audiobook, I needed to let the story soak in before posting a rating. There are a lot of thoughtful positive and negative reviews on Goodreads, so I will keep my thoughts brief.

The story is told through the POV of an astrobiologist, raising a son who has some unspecified type of medical diagnosis, though it comes across as autism. The father who is a person of science, completely disregards any recommendations involving 'western medicine' for his son and eventually embraces a controversial, unproven type of treatment. The emotionally charged exchanges between father and son were amplified in the audio version, so after a while I found them draining.

The environmental related interests of the son, Robin, brought up some subjects that are very relevant to what is going on in the world today. Unfortunately the author really glosses over the complexities of those issues. Instead, the focus is often on bedtime stories related between father and son, going into detailed explanations and technical simulations about the universe. ​By the disturbing end of the book, I questioned many of the father's decisions, though I did have empathy for his situation.

Overall, I didn't really care for the near constant dialogue, which was used as the primary method of storytelling. I also wasn't entirely sure what the intent of the author was. Is this an environmental book, a statement about the medical community, a political book or primarily a story about a father trying to figure out the best way to raise his troubled son? Maybe it is all of those and the author's intent doesn't matter.


I did feel the narration by Edoardo Ballerini was well done. In many ways the audio improved upon the story but in other ways it highlighted some of the flaws in the writing. I was hoping the interest in and connection I felt with the characters during the initial chapters would last throughout the entire audiobook but unfortunately that didn't happen, for me anyway. For now, I am giving it four stars, although I did consider a lower rating.

Noting: The content of this review was slightly edited after the initial posting. I also decided to add spoiler tags, although there aren't any detailed spoilers in my review. ( )
  Ann_R | May 25, 2024 |
I read (listened to on a long car trip) The Overstory a few years ago and liked it but didn't love it. I think Bewilderment was suggested because I loved Cloud Cuckoo Land, but now I'm suspecting it was just because part of that book had an environmental theme. So far this book is just alternately sappy and preachy. Not going to finish this one. ( )
  RaynaPolsky | May 17, 2024 |
I had no idea that this book would take me through the emotional rollercoaster it did. It’s definitely the kind of book you read and question parenting in general. At least that’s what I did.

I felt for the dad. I felt for him and we were there with him while he was making decisions for his son. Every step of the way and ngl, I have a new found respect for parents. The fuck is parenting??? Heeh anyway!

Robin, sweet sweet Robin. He was so misunderstood. By by his father sometimes and his teachers and the students in his class and (if I can exaggerate a smidge), by the entire freaking world. I felt for him. I felt his anger and his loss, and all the other confusing emotions an autistic 7 year old (i think that was his age) body could hold!!

The ending! That was so sad! ( )
  Donnela | Apr 30, 2024 |
Brilliant. Beautiful. Heartbreaking. ( )
  davidrgrigg | Mar 23, 2024 |
This was probably my favourite book of 2021. After my struggle with epic, but difficult and unpolished [b:The Overstory|40180098|The Overstory|Richard Powers|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1562786502l/40180098._SY75_.jpg|57662223], I'm so glad I gave Powers another chance.
The story follows an astrobiologist struggling to raise his son after the death of his wife. Giving away any more of the plot would take away from the joy of reading this, so I'll keep it there.

Powers is again on a mission here, dealing with his usual topics (environment, climate change), but unlike in The Overstory, he seems to be a lot less moralizing and is more compassionate and focused on human relationships. The message is loud and clear as ever. This is a book everyone should read.

Thoughts about "antiscience" in this novel:
Many reviewers call this book anti-science because Theo didn't want his son to take drugs to control his behaviour. While I get this is controversial, I believe in this book it just served to show how dysfunctional our society is and how just because someone is not neurotypical they shouldn't be medicated just to get numb and fit in. Robin would immediately get better surrounded by nature which was just another symptom of a sick society that lost touch with the environment.

It often seems to me that drugs are too often prescribed to people who would not need them if our society was more functional and everyone had the support they needed. This is definitely not the same kind of anti-science the anti-vaxers would support.
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  ZeljanaMaricFerli | Mar 4, 2024 |
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I wanted to tell the man that everyone alive on this fluke little planet was on the spectrum. That’s what a spectrum is. I wanted to tell the man that life itself is a spectrum disorder, where each of us vibrated at some unique frequency in the continuous rainbow.
They share a lot, Astronomy and childhood. Both are voyages across huge distances. Both search for facts beyond their grasp. Both theorize wildly and let possibilities multiply without limits. Both are humbled every few weeks. Both operate out of ignorance. Both are mystified by time. Both are forever starting out.
I felt us traveling on a small craft, piloting through the capital city of the reigning global superpower on the coast of the third largest continent of a smallish rocky world near the inner rim of the habitable zone of a G-type dwarf star that lay a quarter of the way out to the edge of a dense, large, barred, spiral Galaxy that drifted through a thinly spread local cluster in the dead center of the entire universe.
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"A heartrending new novel from the Pulitzer Prize-winning and #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Overstory. "Richard Powers, whose novels combine the wonders of science with the marvels of art, astonishes us in different ways with each new book." -Heller McAlpin, NPR Books. The astrobiologist Theo Byrne searches for life throughout the cosmos while single-handedly raising his unusual nine-year-old, Robin, following the death of his wife. Robin is a warm, kind boy who spends hours painting elaborate pictures of endangered animals. He's also about to be expelled from third grade for smashing his friend in the face. As his son grows more troubled, Theo hopes to keep him off psychoactive drugs. He learns of an experimental neurofeedback treatment to bolster Robin's emotional control, one that involves training the boy on the recorded patterns of his mother's brain. . . . With its soaring descriptions of the natural world, its tantalizing vision of life beyond, and its account of a father and son's ferocious love, Bewilderment marks Richard Powers's most intimate and moving novel. At its heart lies the question: How can we tell our children the truth about this beautiful, imperiled planet?"--

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