Richard Powers on music, Twitter and his novels | Sandusky Register Did you ever read a book review and realize that you have to get your hands on a title you've never heard of? That happened to me years ago, when I read a review in "The Wall Street Journal" of "The Gold Bug Variations," a new novel by Richard Powers. In one sense, the plot was a love story about two different couples. It was also about many other things, including the intricacies of the genetic code, and composer Johann Sebastian Bach's "Goldberg Variations."  Powers immediately became one of my favorite writers.

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Richard Powers on music, Twitter and his novels