I read Overstory by Richard Powers for a book group. Many
friends tell me they gave up on it as the 640-page tale of environmentalists
lured to crime stretched too far. I have to say that while I grew weary at
moments, I cared enough to keep going. But then I often like long novels – Tolstoy’s
War and Peace, I have read twice; same with Anna Karenina and A Little Life by
Hanya Yanagihara. However, I am also a woman who gives up on a book after 100
pages. I believe it’s my life, my time ...