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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

Literature

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

Grammar

“Profound was Gary’s relief the next morning as he bumped and glided, like a storm-battered yacht, into the safe harbor of his work week.”

-Jonathan Franzen

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FBF: All Time 100 Novels - The Corrections

All TIME 100 Best Novels

#23 The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen

Continuing where I left off, this week’s FBF is #23 on the All TIME 100 Best Novels list – The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen.  723 more words

Friday Book Feature

Reading Franzen Part VI & VII

Part VI: One Last Christmas & Part VII: the Corrections

Summary:

I really don’t know what to say about these final two parts other than nothing that I expected happened. 526 more words

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Reading Franzen Part VI & VII

Part VI: One Last Christmas & Part VII: the Corrections

Summary:

I really don’t know what to say about these final two parts other than nothing that I expected happened. 526 more words

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Reading Franzen Part V Cont'd

From the outset, one of the things I knew about Denise is that beyond being the only real likable character in the entire story, she’s the only one who doesn’t strike me as a selfish, spoiled brat, like her brothers, and she doesn’t seem to have the obsession of not turning out like her parents, to the point at which it nearly destroys her life, as do both Gary and Chip. 173 more words

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