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The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
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Mar 22, 09

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bookshelves: re-read

I read this when it first came out, and remember finding it tedious, but what I call 'worth something'.

Two weeks ago, I moved house. I was surrounded by boxes upon boxes, with no internet access and a smoke-detector with a low battery that caused it to shriek every five seconds, which meant I didn't feel like sleeping on my first night here.

I felt like I needed a fat book to get me through and help escape the chaos. (After dinner with friends that included margaritas.) Thing was, my kitchen stuff was on top of my books. I managed to pull out The Corrections and started reading it (again)...

I'm liking it more the second time around, now reading it along with two book group books and something fluffy.

Now, it will forever be, to me, the book I read when there was nothing else around except for something that sounded like sneaker-scuffs on a gym floor. Not unlike an episode of the Twilight zone...

(Battery was changed the next afternoon. Sanity restored. The boxes, I'm still working on.)

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