When I posted about Jonathan Franzen’s The Corrections on Facebook, I saw a wide variety of responses. Lots of love. Lots of hate. Most of the things people responded negatively to–the smugness, the lack of sympathy for its characters, the unrealistically-portrayed female characters–are real facets of the book, and they are very valid reasons to dislike it. 455 more words
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Jonathan Franzen is often giving out. He gives out about Twitter, Facebook, ebooks, mobile phones and many other forms of technology. I myself adore technology and although I can agree that perhaps technology and social media can take up far too much of people’s time, I still think technology has a very important place in our society. 499 more words
The frustrated shrieks of hard materials in conflict.
The Corrections, p. 288
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