Book review: The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen

Wow. Despicable characters trapped in contrived lives freefalling to hell. No plot. Hackneyed social commentaries. And yet, I loved it!! Don't read it for a good story. If you want technical brilliance and stylistic writing-- cartwheeling between streams of consciousness, juggling fury with humor, in pretentious yet witty ramblings-- you'll enjoy this work. … [Read more...]