There was a lot of furor over Franzen's first book, The Corrections, after it was appointed to Oprah's famous book club. Some of that tempest in a teapot was brought out into the open the other day when Oprah interviewed Franzen on her show. Because she has appointed Freedom to the list this year!
So obviously the two of them have sorted out that whole fiasco already. They talked about it on the show, in fact, and now we're moving on.
I've noticed that neither book got great ratings on Amazon, but I enjoyed
What others think about books affects me to a certain degree, but if I want to read something, based on whatever leads me in a particular direction, I'm going to do it, even if others are underwhelmed.
That said, I have now moved my copy of this latest book a little closer to the top of my stacks. It's a hefty book, so I'll need to read it when I don't have a lot of competing books on my list.
What do the rest of you think? Has anyone read either book, and did you love it or hate it? Stop in and share, please....
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