- May 26 & 27 - All libraries CLOSED for Memorial Day
I recently finished Jonathan Franzen's latest book, Freedom, and couldn't help but want to write about it. The problem is, I know that I cannot do it justice with my less-than-brilliant version of plot description. After reading such a well-written book I hardly feel qualified to even write this humble little blog at all. What I can say, as a sporadic reader at best, is that I normally consider the LENGTH of a book when deciding whether or not to tackle it. And in spite of my preference for short reads, I found myself plowing through this 500+ page masterpiece without wanting to take a break.
Freedom is insightful and honest, infusing politics and historical events into a story which tackles some of the most fundamental and universal of human struggles. It is smart, poignant and witty, and I recommend it whole-heartedly.