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Freedom - Jonathan Franzen
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3.50 10
Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780007269761 (0007269765)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Pages no: 597
Edition language: English
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Remember When the Music rated it
4.0 Freedom
Jonathan Franzen is one of today’s most undeniably talented and intelligent writers and, currently, he is pretty much on top of the world. His most recent novel, Freedom, is being declared the new definitive American novel, a masterpiece, a story that defines a generation, etc. etc. I was first intr...
aiwka rated it
3.0 Wolność
Franzen napisał powieść, która mniej więcej do połowy swojej objętości mnie zafascynowała, a od połowy zaczęła rozczarowywać. Zafascynowała rozmachem, obszerną panoramą amerykańskiego społeczeństwa połączona z drobiazgową, budząca zaufanie obserwacją życia na pozór zwyczajnej rodziny pochodzącej z k...
bookwookiee rated it
3.0 Freedom
This book dragged a little for me, but it's Franzen so I knew it would going into it. (Sometimes it's like his whole goal is just to make you suffer.) It's preachy, snooty, and melodramatic. It paints a pretty dismal portrait of the modern American experience (for the privileged class, at least) and...
1st Avenue
1st Avenue rated it
0.0 Freedom
I don't usually read contemporary fiction unless a book has been recommended, suggested, assigned, book-club'd, given to me, pushed on me by relentless friends, etc. because contemporary fiction is depressing. The point of this it is to bring up real life issues that people face every single day. Th...
mkunruh rated it
I really hate the star system for these kinds of books. I'm not sure how to review this book. It's not the great American novel, but I see the potential. Franzen is no slouch but the novel suffered from too much observation (if astute) and not enough edge. It's like Franzen can recognize the issues...
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