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The book was a little bit laborious to read because there is just too much detail into the background of these characters.
The ending made me hate this book, not because I didn't 'get it,' but because I just didn't care and really had to force through the last 100 pages.
This writing is so beautifully driven by the characters Franzen creates co-mingling with the landscape/time in which they live.
I read it because it was much touted as a good, even great, work of fiction. I enjoyed some of the insights into the lives of both unique and ordinary people in unfamiliar parts... Read morePublished 14 days ago by Dolores Soldo
Book review: FREEDOM, a novel by Jonathan Franzen (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux)
Patty Berglund is one of the good people. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota. Read more
I thought this was one of the worst books I've ever read. It was depressing from start to finish and no redemptive qualities whatsoever. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Maureen Farmer
Loved it as a family or psychological novel of realism but it fails as a voice to speak to the culture or the age. Yet I just can't give it 3 stars for that disappointment. Read morePublished 29 days ago by J Kragt
Somehow the reader gets hooked by unappealing, but very human characters. Family sagas seem to require dysfunction and here it is as promised.Published 1 month ago by kim cc
Before I even begin to review this book, let me preface it with the fact that I don’t know much about Jonathan Franzen other than he can be controversial. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Allison
As a fledgling fiction writer, I was always reminded to go easy on narrating events and instead let the characters' actions and words bring the story to life. Read morePublished 1 month ago by HH, author
Great read but the book could have been reduced by 1/3 to make it move a bit faster.Published 1 month ago by Pamela Banaszak