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I mean the prose.

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I never found myself bored or bogged down, and I felt invested in the outcome of the story to the very last page. Pretending to care but not really caring about anything anyway?

Sweet, ideological, overachieving, good friend, good husband, good citizen, liberal, book-smart, giving, loving, naive, nature-preserving Walter Patty reveals that she has not talked to Walter for six years. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. But then, when I was just moments from condemning Franzen to never-ending hatred, some magic happened.

Important to America Freedom! It’s not so much that the “facts” were wrong, it’s that they resembled painted props, wheeled into scenes to lend them “authenticity,” wielded without finesse, sometimes even falling over on top of unsuspecting characters, characters who didn’t have a clue that their phony world was crashing down on them.

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This, for people with peculiar and surely refined tastes to favor. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Most of the traits of Walter, with far, far less character development than basically anyone else in the book.


It’s not a deal breaker for me, but if you are someone who is emotionally wedded to liking the characters in a book, or even one of the characters, you might want to steer clear of this novel. Shortly after the book’s release, TIME magazine featured Franzen on its cover, describing him as a “Great American Novelist,” making him the first author to appear on the front cover in a decade.

Little did we know that things change and what we saw in our parents might no longer be applicable for us to use to our children. His sentences flow, his words are well-chosen, and his observations of which there are many are made in an interesting way.

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Chock full of contemporary zzzzzzzz trivia and contemporary zzzzzzz culture. She is about as important to this story and the family within it, as prized, as a 2nd or 3rd vranzen girl-child in China. B Unnecessary storylines and characters.

Which are not uninteresting. It was really quite unpleasant or I assume so. I noticed, too, more redeeming qualities in these people compared to the dyspeptic family in his previous would-be classic, The Corrections. Review coming up faster than you can say “jismic grunting butt-oink” You want to argue that jonafhan, knock yourself out. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

But it will give you that feeling that what you are going through in your life is not something that you go through alone. Anyway, I’ll save the longer review for a few weeks.

I was ready to shout: My engagement present to F. It was published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

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I say that for two reasons. The novel follows the lives of the Berglund family, particularly the parents Patty and Walter, as their lives develop and then their happiness falls apart.

The story is compelling, entrancing, funny, heartbreaking and thought provoking. Walter is a conservationist, but becomes a sorely compromised one. His new neighbors see him as a cranky recluse, obsessed with preventing their house cats from killing birds nesting on his property.

The themes of the tale relate to how Walter and Patty use their freedom to make meaning of their lives and do whatever it takes to preserve their marriage or to scrap it for something better. Plus, he was friends with David Foster Wallace. There is a bit of depth hidden within Richard’s brotherly love for Walter and distant longing for Walter and Patty’s “normal life,” but even these somewhat numb feelings are This book is worth reading by every American citizen who wants to be inspired by the story of this Berglund couple.

Benjamin Secher of The Telegraph called Franzen one of America’s best living novelists, and Freedom the first great American novel of the “post-Obama era.