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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.
This book is a complex read, building up characters layer by layer. It was definitely worth the journey! Read morePublished 5 days 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 6 days 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 9 days ago by Martin P. Turnbull
I enjoyed this book and found it to be intelligent and relatable on many levels. The environment, economy, as well as the contemporary American family were explored in an original... Read morePublished 24 days ago by P. Mcclain
The only reason I finished this novel was that I was reading it for a course. I hated it, every page. Read morePublished 1 month ago by 2stents
I liked it better than "Corrections" which I rated as excellent. "Freedom" is a slice of life story about a Midwestern nuclear family. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Bill Dolworth
Freedom is the story of an American family going through the ecstasies and agonies of being in a family. This was just as good as The Corrections.Published 1 month ago by Kitty L. Garner