Strong Motion: A Novel (Google eBook)

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Macmillan, Aug 30, 2010 - Fiction - 488 pages
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Louis Holland arrives in Boston in a spring of ecological upheaval (a rash of earthquakes on the North Shore) and odd luck: the first one kills his grandmother. Louis tries to maintain his independence, but falls in love with a Harvard seismologist whose discoveries about the earthquakes' cause complicate everything.

  

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thoroughly enjoying the writing style of Franzen. - Goodreads
There are puns on the words 'UNIX' and 'eunuchs'. - Goodreads
Magic dialogue and prose. - Goodreads
I just love Franzen's writing. - Goodreads
a generic thirller plot written as literature. - Goodreads

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User Review  - SuperMichelle - Goodreads

Not Franzen's best work. In fact, it felt like this book was written by a different author - it just doesn't feel like his usual style. I don't know why in particular, maybe it just feels rushed ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kate - Goodreads

Got bored and stopped half way through. None of the characters engaged me and it felt clumpy. Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Jonathan Franzen is the author of The Corrections, winner of the National Book Award and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the Pen/Faulkner. He is also the author of the novels  Freedom (selected for Oprah’s Book Club) and The Twenty-Seventh City, and two works of nonfiction, How to Be Alone and The Discomfort Zone, all published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. In 1996, he was named one of Granta’s Best of Young American Novelists. He lives in New York City and Santa Cruz, California.

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