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The characters in this book are a shallow bunch of very unlikeable people -- there wasn't one I cared about even a tiny bit.
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.
It took a long time to read this book. I literally had it on my shelf for years before I got around to reading it. I was not overly impressed. Read morePublished 3 days ago by BJ Fraser
Finally, a cure for insomnia! The audio version of this book puts me right to sleep! The old phrase"gag me with a spoon" applies to this book.Published 4 days ago by True Jade
Freedom is Franzen’s most complex novel, in addition to a narrative style as beautiful as The Corrections, Freedom introduces a far more interesting cast of characters. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Aditi Rao
I thought The Corrections was the most fully realized novel I'd ever read.
Until I read Freedom. No one writes like Jonathan Franzen. Thank you, JF.
This book is simply the author's political diatribe against coal strip mining. Not worth the read.Published 11 days ago by Jane Austen
The audio version keeps you guessing.
Will Walter and Pamela stay together?
Will their friend the popular musician, who writes against the status quo ever... Read more
This novel disappoints me in ways that I have not been aggrieved in a long time. The prose was so wonderful that it should have been used to full effect. Read morePublished 26 days ago by Chris.tine
This is an entertaining tale of the choices we make along the way that greatly affect the outcome of our life.Published 28 days ago by Lisa Banning