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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.
Not really a pleasant experience, Franzen can be quite hard to read..Published 17 days ago by Dr. Aviv Weinstein
I am not sure what I read, this book had so many story lines but no developed characters. Waste of timePublished 18 days ago by shady
As gripping as The Tale of Two Cities with Freudian sensibilities. The liberal politics are pleasing and the Hollywood ending is too.Published 26 days ago by teresa
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 1 month 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 1 month 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 2 months ago by J Kragt