FREEDOM by Jonathan Franzen

It’s been years since a novel’s impact was so colossal that I was unable to pick up and focus on another novel one, two, four–even twenty-four hours after closing the book. The force of Franzen’s characters, particularly Patty Berglund, pierced me with such legion intensity that I am temporarily ruined for the next book. I apologize for the lack of restraint in my accolades–that which is diametrically opposed to Franzen’s utterly fluid and immaculate prose, his graceful, poised restraint.

November 7, 2010 · Judi Clark · One Comment
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FREEDOM by Jonathan Franzen

…But here’s the catch: Jonathan Franzen’s FREEDOM is worth every accolade and every bit of heaping praise it garners. In one word, the novel is spectacular.

September 3, 2010 · Judi Clark · No Comments
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