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User Review  - BBcummings - LibraryThing

I'll start off with the good points, which is easy and short. Frenzen is certainly a fine writer in the technical sense, so one can appreciate his writing on the scale of sentences and paragraphs ... Read full review

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User Review  - mara.murdoch - LibraryThing

With less than 100 pages left I gave up on this book, I just could not take it any more. In my opinion the the book could have been half the length. The author writes on and on and on without actually ... Read full review

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User Review  - keneumey - LibraryThing

Don't believe the hype. I read Franzen's previous novel, The Corrections, and found it completely forgettable. But after Oprah and everyone else declared Freedom to be the greatest book ever, I ... Read full review

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User Review  - Samchan - LibraryThing

Freedom is not The Great American Novel. It is an okay book that has some serious flaws. There’s no question that Franzen can write—thank god I don’t have to write yet another review in which I pull ... Read full review

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User Review  - wood4wv - LibraryThing

I did not like this book. I found the writing tedious and uneven. The characters are all on a downward spiral of bad decisions and self serving pity. I know it got raves, but I just don't get it. I had to force myself to finish the book. Read full review

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User Review  - MmeRose - LibraryThing

Freedom by Jonathan Franzen is a dreadful book. At the time I got it, it was not being touted as an Oprah selection or I would have known better - she and I disagree about books almost always. I must ... Read full review

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User Review  - pjpjx - LibraryThing

really, why is this book so highly rated? The story is entertaining enough, but it basically comes down to kind of wet dream where "don't worry all you aging baby boomers, everything is fine at the ... Read full review

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User Review  - bookerTB - LibraryThing

A sweeping family saga, ostensibly representing US politics and culture. Uses hackneyed, tired stereotypes, misrepresents and misunderstands conservatives, and omits any and all religion in current ... Read full review

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Sorry folks. I continue to find this depressing. It now sits on the toilet tank. It's not at all what I thought it would be. Maybe it's because I didn't read The Corrections that my expectations were off target, maybe not. I can't recommend this story.

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User Review  - Jenean - LibraryThing

Sorry world, I just did not like this book Read full review


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