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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.
Great read but the book could have been reduced by 1/3 to make it move a bit faster.Published 2 days ago by Pamela Banaszak
I am on the side that believes this to be a great (and clearly divisive) novel.
Being branded "The Great American Novel" means many will only seek reasons to counter... Read more
I feel like this book was written only because Franzen isn't legally allowed to whip it out in public and jerk off onto unsuspecting college students. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Anne Meyers
Great character development. Unfortunately, I had no sympathy for any of the main characters. Competition is not the sole motive driving Americans, although it sometimes seems so.Published 19 days ago by Philip Bash
This book is a complex read, building up characters layer by layer. It was definitely worth the journey! Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jean Guard
The plot trudges along in everyday life and has no more tension than waiting in line at the supermarket. Read morePublished 1 month ago by B.R. STANARD
As with “The Corrections” but even more so, reading “Freedom” was a disconcerting experience. The characters in this book are all tiresome, whining pains-in-the-butt, whose... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Martin P. Turnbull