New York Times Op-Ed

Jonathan Franzen’s "Freedom"

Reviewing the Reviewers You can hardly fancy yourself a “serious social commentator” — and what self-respecting blogger doesn’t? — unless you take a crack at reviewing Jonathan Franzen’s epic new novel, “Freedom.” Which, of course, first requires that you actually read the almost-600 page thing — no small undertaking. Before getting to my review, though,...
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