Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Freedom by Jonathan Franzen

It's been a long time! Freedom took me FOREVER to read! I swear, I've been working on it. And I have to say, I loved it. Freedom has been called a "Great American Novel" and it is a well deserved title.

Freedom is about a family over a span of many, many years. There's conflict, loved, adultery, a prodigal son. Basically all the good stuff that us Americans love to read about. So much drama. While I found the mother, Patty, extremely hard to relate to, I very much enjoyed all the other characters. Even Patty was enjoyable to read about; one of those people I loved to hate. But, I think as I age, I might look at Patty differently.

I really recommend Freedom for pretty much anybody. While I was reading it, a variety of people walked up to me and told me how much they enjoyed it. Many strangers even walked up randomly to talk to me about it in a coffee shop. I love when books do that, bring people together.

Definitely read this one, just make sure you love lots of time carved out!


  1. Ooh! I'll need to make sure to add that to my TBR!

    I also wanted to let you know I nominated your for the Liebster Award!



  2. Hmmmm, I'll have to check this one out! I found you through Book Blogs and I'm now your newest follower! I would love for you to stop by for a visit sometime when you get the chance. :) Have a wonderful Wednesday evening.

    Leigh Ann
    MaMa's Book Corner