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Hate on Franzen. Go Ahead.

But portray the dysfunction of human relationships like he did in The Corrections. I dare you. 

Anyway. I am EXCITED.

So, if you rely on me for your literary news, (1) I’m sorry, and (2) Jonathan Franzen is coming out with a book named  347 more words


Guest blogger Rebecca Makkai takes on “Literary Mansplaining”


Rebecca Makkai is the author of two novels, The Borrower (2011) and The Hundred-Year House (2014), as well as many short stories and essays. The latter has just been published in paperback, and is highly recommended. 1,377 more words

Authors As Guest Bloggers

"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