La Vingt-Septième Ville
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: November 4th 2005
Pages no: 668
Edition language: French
Clearly a very intelligent book that suffers under its own weight, no particularly likable characters, and a central conflict that was hard to care about. But other than that, I was intrigued by the characters and impressed with the writing, so I'll check out some more Franzen.
An incredible debut novel, a wonderfully Pynchonian work, and the demonstration that Franzen can be awesome even with something different from a Midwestern family saga.Video-review: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68qnEsK3mpQ
I think it's a good thing that of Franzen's novels, I read this one last. If I had read it first, I may not have bothered to read the rest, which would be a shame, since The Corrections and Freedom were exceptional books, and 5-star material, in my eyes. It's not that I didn't enjoy this book, but...
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