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The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
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Apr 04, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: fiction
Read in January, 2011

The Corrections is a sprawling novel about uniquely American family dysfunctions. It is quite well written; it is very long but it moves well and you don't really feel the length for the most part. Having read similar types of novels recently in Mark Haddon's A Spot of Bother and Jennifer Haigh's The Condition, I can say unequivocally that I enjoyed The Corrections a lot more.

I think my only problem with the novel was that the ending was rather weak. It is somewhat aimless as novels go, which is in a lot of ways kind of the point, but being aimless it doesn't really have anywhere that it is trying to reach and so when it gets to the finish it is rather anti-climactic.

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