Jonathan Franzen mentioned in Edan Lepucki’s new novel ‘California’
A Bereavement sounds more like an Ian McEwan novel though.
Caught reading his own book again…
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If you stare at this long enough, you will know the wisdom of the universe.
71 DISCONNECTED THOUGHTS ABOUT JONATHAN FRANZEN'S FREEDOM
Franzen can’t write when there’s an internet connection in the room because he always ends up at Land’s End’s website buying socks.
Franzen: “You have to love before you can be relentless.” It might be time to sign our boy up for eHarmony.
Here’s really How To Be Alone: keep writing the same book with the same limpdick makes-Carver-look-edgy homebody characters whose idea of black metal is those louder songs by Beck.
If only you’d won that spelling bee in 4th grade your dad would have loved you and now the world would have another fairly excellent hedge fund manager instead of 1500+ pages of literary fleur-de-lis wallpaper.
The film version of Freedom is 300 hours of a repeating loop of a truck backing up to a lake and dumping nothing into it.
If Jonathan Safran Foer and Dave Eggers and Jonathan Lethem combined into one super hero, they could kill Jonathan Franzen. (This is to illustrate how fucking weak Jonathan Franzen is.)