Patty and Walter Berglund were hands-on parents at the avant-garde of the whole foods generation. But now, in the new millennium, the Berglunds have become a mystery. Why has their teenage son moved in with a Republican family? Why is Walter working with Big Coal? And why has Patty become 'a very different kind of neighbour?'
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Cecilturtle - LibraryThing
I was tempted to give this novel 4 stars, but at over 500 pages, it really just is too long. Whereas I appreciate the character development, the different points of view, the seamless narrative, there ... Read full review
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This book dragged a little for me, but it's Franzen so I knew it would going into it. (Sometimes it's like his whole goal is just to make you suffer.) It's preachy, snooty, and melodramatic. It paints ... Read full review