I finally read ‘The Corrections’

After many false starts I’m proud to announce I reached the end of the audio version.

Friends insisted I’d love Jonathan Franzen’s master work.

Many have ranked The Corrections amongst the best works of contemporary fiction.

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Without question Franzen is a genius in putting words together. His writing is smart, beautiful, poetic, surprising and insightful.

Yet I don’t recommend this book.

The rambling plot of The Corrections revolves around a miserable multi-generational dysfunctional family.

I agreed with Angela who said:

At no single point before the last 10 pages of this 566-page monster did I feel a shred of sympathy with any of the characters.

Franzen tries too hard. Includes too much. I’d love to see him try to tell a great story instead of being such a precious wordsmith.

Thumbs down.

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Rick Mc

Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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