Strong Motion: A Novel (Google eBook)

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Macmillan, Aug 30, 2010 - Fiction - 528 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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A beach-book plot with compelling prose. - Goodreads
There are puns on the words 'UNIX' and 'eunuchs'. - Goodreads
thoroughly enjoying the writing style of Franzen. - Goodreads
I just love Franzen's writing. - Goodreads
Magic dialogue and prose. - Goodreads
a generic thirller plot written as literature. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Kelly - Goodreads

Jonathan Franzen is my favorite author. I had already read Freedom and The Corrections and thought they were both amazing. This earlier book is less amazing, but still very good. It may sound rather ... Read full review

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User Review  - Melissa Robbins - Goodreads

This book was hard to get into and hard to finish. I found it pretty boring and I didn't like any of the characters. I disliked all of the earthquake jargon and side stories that didn't flow very well ... Read full review

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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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