Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Just Finished...

RobinB says "I hated" Freedom by Jonathan Franzen (see August 31st). "I read all of the reviews of Jonathan Franzen's Freedom, and most were saying it was the novel of the decade. Despite having gotten stuck in the middle of Corrections, his earlier book, I decided to try it. I hated it. His writing is incredible in that character descriptions are so vivid you can picture the people and the surroundings. However, I couldn't find anyone to like. They were all upper-midddle class professionals who were born fortunate and given every opportunity under the sun...and yet were a bunch of lost souls WHINING and WHINING and WHINING about something amiss in their lives. I have no idea how many pages I read because of the Kindle, but at 85% I said that's it...I'm done with you people...life is too short.