Talking about something important which most men seem to ignore and especially when it would serve the nature is a noble cause. However, while there aren’t a lot of people who talk about it, there are even fewer authors discussing the issues in their books. The Overstory is one of the books written by Richards Powers which address the issue of cutting down of trees and forests and has earned the deserved nomination for Man Booker Prize. Don’t forget to download The Overstory Pdf at the end of this article.
The Overstory Summary and Review:
The story might confuse you a bit in the beginning. It begins with an Air Force loadmaster who was shot out from his plane and was miraculously saved. This is the 12th novel by Richard Powers and the man really owns the storytelling department. An artist inherits a hundred years of photographic portraits, all of the same doomed American chestnut. A hard-partying undergraduate in the late 1980s electrocutes herself, dies, and is sent back into life by creatures of air and light.
A hearing- and speech-impaired scientist discovers that trees are communicating with one another. These four, and five other strangers—each summoned in different ways by trees—are brought together in a last and violent stand to save the continent’s few remaining acres of virgin forest.
The book is known for the depth in its characters and how well they take the story forward. Also, while you might feel that the story is deviating from the course, it stays there in a beautiful way if you actually know the beautiful art of storytelling.
The book was received well by the critics and readers. The users rated it 4.24 out of 5 on the Good Reads. The book is nominated for Man Booker Prize 2018 and is one of the strongest contenders to win it.