*Update 9/23 – Jonathan Franzen was in town doing a reading & signing last night, “Al fin y al cabo, hay cierta felicidad en la infelicidad, si es la infelicidad . Freedom is a novel by American author Jonathan Franzen. It was published by Farrar, .. Bertodano, Helena de (). “Jonathan Franzen interview” . El retrato minucioso de una familia del Medio Oeste americano a lo largo de varias décadas adquiere en la prosa maestra de Jonathan Franzen un carácter.

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We get to learn family dynamics and are privy to relationships that work and many that do not. That’s pretty darn good for a odd page book. His book just has too much brightness and not enough color. Overall – an impressive, brilliant, complex, sometimes disturbing, sometimes funny, extremely well-written novel liberatd the life of an American couple.

If you answer “yes” to any of the above queries, you would probably be able to recognize a part of your Have you ever… had a dysfunctional relationship with your parents? He initially finds his new life unsatisfactory libertae to his younger years in Minnesota; he blames the September 11 attacks and its effects on the people around him.

Okay, enough with all this generalization: The Discomfort Zone They were a vital part of the world. These in-your-face 21st-century yet sensible frankness differentiates him from other male authors delving in the same theme – American family – like Pat Conroy or Wally Lamb.


D The whole thing reeked of American Beauty -esque disenfranchised yuppie-ism.

Freedom franzrn Jonathan Franzen – 5 stars. More than once, while reading this book, I thought of that quote lx someone: But as Jonathan Franzen is lucky enough to be a man, this, all of a sudden, is the Great American Novel. This book reads like your smartest friend talking smack about your other friends. This voice has little to differentiate it from the authorial third person, and rather hard to believe issuing from an ex-jock, stay-at-home mom.

Paul—the gentrifiers, the hands-on parents, the avant-garde of the Whole Foods generation.

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View all 5 comments. Freedom received general acclaim from book critics, and was ranked one of the best books of by several publications, [1] [2] and has been described as a ” Great American Novel “.

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It is richly imagined and efficiently executed. So but like, I really don’t follow these things, but full disclosure, I couldn’t free myself while reading from thoughts about the Author, and I really don’t think that this was just me.

The two kids, Jessica and Joey, are intelligent and seem destined for big things. We get to learn family dynamics and are privy to relationships that work and many Take two parts Tom Wolfe, one part Charles Dickens, stir in generous portions of current events and humor, breath over it tragedy like pouring vermouth on a very dry martini, bake in a pan of realistic humanism and you have this wonderful book called Freedom.


It was published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. I agree now with Liana: OK, that has a nice aphoristic ring to it. His sentences flow, his words are well-chosen, and his observations of which there are many are made in an interesting way. I also liked how he alternated among his four point-of-view characters. But,… and here’s the twist ,… that actually sounded like a selling point to me.

Sorry to complain so much.

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Benjamin Secher of The Telegraph called Franzen one of America’s best living novelists, and Freedom the first great American novel of the “post-Obama era. Ok, I did that, too, but my kids were off of school and apparently believe they should get to watch television as well, so I went upstairs and read away a few afternoons. Jul 31, Kemper rated it it was amazing Shelves: The first is The Corrections.

I was approaching them in a combative frame of mind.

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