The Corrections

by Jonathan Franzen | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 1429928611 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wing39301wing of Seattle, Washington USA on 3/6/2024
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Journal Entry 1 by wing39301wing from Seattle, Washington USA on Wednesday, March 6, 2024
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Journal Entry 2 by wing39301wing at Seattle, Washington USA on Wednesday, April 17, 2024
Set in the 1990s, a Mid-western family is falling apart: the father is demented, the son has lost his job and his way, the mother is frustrated, the other son is drinking his problems away, the daughter is engaging in multiple affairs … The important question for this family is: will Mom be able to get the whole family home for one last Christmas? Satirical, pretentious, way too wordy, a frustrating read for me: at 566 pages, this was a slog. In the end, I didn't like most of the characters and still don't understand the interior workings of their minds, which is likely due to the writing. A big disappointment since this was well-reviewed and won many awards when it was published.

Addendum: Looking around on goodreads, a reviewer described the book succinctly: "
A seemingly unending stream of word vomit."

Journal Entry 3 by wing39301wing at LFL - 51st Ave S (5311) Meow Meow #39301 in Seattle, Washington USA on Thursday, April 18, 2024

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