Freakin’ Franzen “Freedom” Frenzy


That honk and clatter  you hear out in the street is the bandwagon rolling by for Jonathan Franzen’s breathlessly awaited new novel, Freedom, his first since his blockbusting The Corrections in 2001.

My own review of the book, which I much enjoyed, will be out in tomorrow’s Dallas Morning News. But if you can’t wait that long, most of the country’s literati can speak of nothing else (hey, I know how to pick ’em),  so check out news and reviews of the Time mag cover boy  here and here. And to make it all even juicier, there’s already an anti-Franzen backlash building up.

So who sez books is dead, huh?


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