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"History often had plans of its own..."

Note: This post is the sixteenth installment in my author’s commentary for Eternal Empire, covering Chapter 17. You can read the previous installments here… 962 more words


The Corrections

The book is about a dysfunctional family from the imaginary town of St. Jude somewhere in the Midwest.

The story starts with the account of the parents, Enid and Alfred Lambert living their seemingly uneventful retired life. 372 more words

Book Review

A Review of "The Corrections"

I will try not gush for this one, or spend any credibility I might have on inveiglements. In my own mind, what I want to say sounds cheesy, bombastic; hyperbolic. 586 more words

Book Reviews

What is it About The Corrections?

I don’t know what it is about this book, but I started it in December 2013 and I am still reading it. It’s not even that I hate it. 357 more words


The Travolta moment

There’s a moment halfway through Jonathan Franzen’s The Corrections when Enid Lambert, the matriarch of the novel’s dysfunctional Midwestern family, visits a doctor on a cruise ship. 829 more words


Looking for Friends in Fiction

“For heaven’s sake, what kind of question is that? Would you want to be friends with Humbert Humbert? Would you want to be friends with Mickey Sabbath? 101 more words


Confessions of a Lit Major

People will tell you not to get a Lit degree because it’s hard to find a job unless you want to continue on in academia. I will tell you not to get a Lit degree because you’ll have to put up with people endlessly asking you why on earth you want to study literature, before telling you how much they hate books and reading, before breaking out offensive anecdotes about their least favorite teacher or professor–always in the discipline of English. 803 more words