The winner of THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD, the New York Times No. 1 Bestseller and the worldwide literary sensation, The Corrections has established itself as a truly great American novel. The Lamberts -- Enid and Alfred and their three grown-up children -- are a troubled family living in a troubled... show more
The winner of THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD, the New York Times No. 1 Bestseller and the worldwide literary sensation, The Corrections has established itself as a truly great American novel. The Lamberts -- Enid and Alfred and their three grown-up children -- are a troubled family living in a troubled age. Alfred is ill and as his condition worsens the whole family must face the failures, secrets and long-buried hurts that haunt them if they are to make the corrections that each desperately needs. Stretching from the Midwest in the mid-century to Wall Street and Eastern Europe in the age of globalised greed, The Corrections brings an old-time America of freight trains and civic duty into wild collision with the era of home surveillance, hands-off parenting, do-it-yourself mental healthcare, and New Economy millionaires. It announces Jonathan Franzen as one of the most brilliant interpreters of American society and the American soul.
Publish date: September 2nd 2002
Publisher: Fourth Estate Paperbacks
Pages no: 635
Edition language: English
Ich war schon ewig lange nicht mehr soweit, ein Buch fast abzubrechen wie dieses, weil es mich gar so geärgert hat. Ein Werk mit derart viel Potenzial verkommt ab der Hälfte nur noch zu einem geschwätzigen Stückerl Papier ohne Substanz, Entwicklung und Aussage.Ja Franzen kann tatsächlich ein bissche...
Incredibly long and tedious read, yet strangely addictive and enjoyable at the same time.
I started this review once already, struggled with it, and have decided to start completely over. The problem was that I was trying overly hard to justify my feelings. The words jumbled out, page after page, full of whining and excuses. I wanted to somehow convey my strong dislike for Franzen's pers...
For me this book was doomed. I read it right after I read "Infinite Jest." That's akin to being the poor soul who replaced Willie Mays. Actually, that was Bobby Bonds, Barry's father. I didn't like it at all. Sometimes I focused on "poetic" passages which were still underway long after the falcon ha...